What: Eat24, a division of GrubHub, enlists freelancers to deliver meals

Expected pay: $5-$10 per hour

Husl$core: $$

Commissions & fees: NA

Where: Most major U.S. cities

Requirements: Be 19+ years of age (21+ in Chicago); have two+ years driving experience; own a late-model Android or iPhone; have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. 


Eat24 is now a division of GrubHub, which generally pays drivers $5 per delivery, plus tip. There is a guaranteed pay rate of $10 per hour. However, it only appears to apply if you accept all the delivery requests during your shift.

Since some of those delivery requests may be outside of your geographic range, the guarantee could be illusive. Also be careful of deliveries that include alcohol, since the driver is supposed to check the recipient’s age and refuse delivery if they’re not old enough.

We rate this option lower than GrubHub because customer reviews were so bad, complaining of late deliveries and dropped orders. To be sure, this rating is about the driver, not the customer. But the customer is the one providing a tip. So, if the customer is unhappy with the app, you’re likely to get stiffed.

Some better opportunities in the delivery space include Amazon Flex and DoorDash.

What their workers say: (from Glassdoor)

The company is a joke, there’s no real backbone. The app itself is garbage. Short staffed because of the recent Grubhub merge, we lost so many reps with tenure and the company is falling fast. There’s no opportunity to move up, the pay is garbage and the hours are the worst

From Indeed (GrubHub delivery driver reviews)

It’s fairly quick and easy. The part i dislike about this job is they only pay you for driving straight through to the customer’s house. Also, they don’t pay for mileage. And sometimes you don’t get tipped. It all depends on the customer and the area you’re delivering to. Management isn’t really involved unless they have to be, which is fairly nice. I guess the most enjoyable part of the job I would say is being able to be by myself and work when I want to work. I recommend wearing your grubhub shirt because restaurant workers will notice you right away and notice exactly why you’re there. This is not something you could live off of, unless you’re willing to put forth 60+ hours per week.

They can send you to businesses that are CLOSED and no matter how far away you drove, you get no kind of reimbursement for it. Some orders get cancelled while you’re on the way to the restaurant or already there. They will keep sending you  orders you’ve already rejected before, which hurts your acceptance rate. They can send you to get orders that are already late or past the delivery window, so you have to deal with the upset customers because they think its your fault.

This is a job that supplements my income by allowing me to work very pt hours and receive a decent amount of compensation, BUT after about 6 months, i don’t feel it will be worth it anymore.

Driver support is AWOL

They do not value their drivers. I have had constant issues with my program stats being manipulated, so I could never make either pro or premier driver. Also, they will send you offers 1-2 minutes before it is time for your block to end. And that’s if you are lucky to even get any shifts because they all disappear within 15 seconds after being released. It’s like everything is a competition in this company. The driver specialist is not worth anything more than just a vacancy being filled in by a ghost.. need I say anymore?

As a contracting driver, they will treat you like you are an employee but you do not get any benefits or anything. They have a driver specialist which in true reality is your boss. In addition, gas, oil change, car maintenance will be on you. Grubhub does not provide any incentives for their drivers contractors. For example as an employee they get 401 k free lunch, healthcare, and paid time off. Driver do not get anything, not even help if your car breaks down. They pass the cost of doing business to all their drivers contractors and do not care about drivers.

Your car will be destroyed.

Not worth the miles and wear on your car. They stiff you on the “guarantted 10$/hr” by giving you deliveries 10 miles away that only pay out 3 dollars. I worked a whole day and declined an offer 13 miles away from my current spot. Well when you decline it, they take away all the contribution pay. So because I clicked “no,” my daily pay dropped by $30 dollars!! 

Bottom line they don’t care about you and set up their system to take away contribution pay. I worked a full day just to earn 40 dollars because they took away contribution from a delivery i didn’t want to drive over 15 miles for! (Multiple times!!)

You must know how to fix cars to make this profitable. You need a good system to get the cheapest cost per mile on your end.