DoorDash officially launched in June of 2013 after initially dropping months earlier as PaloAltoDelivery.com. The premise of the application was simple: any restaurant that signed up with the platform could offer delivery by connecting paying customers with drivers who were willing to pick up meals and bring them straight to the customer.
Although there were several applications that ordered similar services like Seamless, Grubhub, and Uber Eats, DoorDash quickly became the leading food delivery application, logging in some 32 million active users as of 2022.
The application just doesn’t help only feed a wide customer base, however, but also employs some 2 million Dashers delivering meals from approximately 450,000 different merchants. A large number of these Dashers and customers alike post about the deliveries they make or receive on a daily basis, leading to viral storytimes, fumbled orders, best earning practices, and other tips, tricks, promotions, and misadventures—all directly linked to the platform.
‘I hit confirm and there’s no tip’: DoorDash driver slams company office party who made her setup food and drive 20 miles
'No tip????? INFURIATING'
On Dec 7, 2023 by Beau Paul
‘I thought it was a different place’: DoorDash customer orders from local restaurant ‘Catfish Kitchen.’ It’s just Captain D’s
'I'm gonna stick to the three places I order from. I've learned my lesson.'
On Nov 25, 2023 by Braden Bjella
‘The fact that it’s exactly where you left it’: DoorDash driver confronts customer who ‘lied’ about not receiving order
'She wanted her money back.'
On Nov 25, 2023 by Jack Alban
DoorDash starts debate after warning customers that not tipping in advance may result in longer delivery times
'I tip and it still comes late.'
On Nov 5, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘You didn’t pay me. You paid the delivery app’: Delivery driver takes items back after not receiving tip on $400 order
'No tip? Girl bye I’m with the driver.'
On Oct 20, 2023 by Jack Alban
Former DoorDash driver says he stole customer’s Shake Shake order then deleted the app
'Somebody ordered a Shake Shack meal and it was my exact Shake Shack meal.'
On Oct 11, 2023 by Nina Hernandez
‘You want to make it?’: Jack in the Box worker calls out ‘impatient’ DoorDash drivers who demand service during a rush
'And they come with such an attitude.'
On Oct 5, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg
‘It’s part of life’: Woman shares DoorDash driver’s strange response after delivering to the wrong address
'Some days aren’t for you. It’s part of life.'
On Oct 3, 2023 by Sarah Kester
‘It is pure laziness tbh’: Customer blasts people who order food from DoorDash but own a car
'When u start working 40 hours a week you’ll understand.'
On Sep 23, 2023 by Braden Bjella
The KFC Famous Bowl: The enduring success of the ‘failure pile in a sadness bowl’
One food critic dubbed the dish 'the kitchen sink of KFC goodies.'
On Sep 21, 2023 by Phil West
‘A singular cup of straight-up milk’: Starbucks customer says DoorDash glitched and removed all the contents from her Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte
'Every person at that Starbucks hates you I promise you.'
On Sep 20, 2023 by Phil West
‘Bro lit up the whole block’: Customer asks DoorDash driver to be discreet—his car is decked out in lights
'Is this even legal?'
On Sep 12, 2023 by V Roth
‘They gonna take they bread back’: Customer places Amazon, Popeyes, DoorDash orders after CashApp glitches. It backfires
'I think they glitch on purpose to make y'all spend money.'
On Sep 12, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘Are you single?’: DoorDash driver hits on customer after delivering her order. It doesn’t go well
'I just wanted my burrito.'
On Sep 8, 2023 by Jack Alban