DoorDash comes to Terre Haute

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Food delivery apps make it possible to have food from restaurants delivered directly to your door with a push of a button. Now one more of these services has become available for those in Terre Haute.

Brittney Franco, an ISU student says back at home in Illinois she was a frequent user of food delivery apps.  

“My parents didn’t really let me get my license until I turned 18, so I always relied on those when they weren’t home or they went on a vacation or something,” Franco said.

Today, she says she doesn’t use these apps as much but she believes these services are useful in Terre Haute, especially for those wanting to buy late night food.

“McDonald’s or Wendy’s that are actually open at that time of the night, or even Chava’s. It’s useful for those kids that aren’t comfortable walking but hungry,” Franco said.

Now, those who are uncomfortable walking or just don’t want to leave their home have a new option. DoorDash joins uber eats as a major service in the Valley that allows food from restaurants that don’t normally offer delivery, to be brought directly to a person’s doorsteps.

“DoorDash is an app, you just download it on your phone and you can order from anywhere, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, you can do a steakhouse,” said Rebecca Woods, DoorDash driver.

Woods says not only does this app help customers but she says it provides an opportunity for drivers to make extra money.

“Last two days I’ve done 14 orders and I was up to 120 dollars,” Woods said.

While woods has seen some success, she says there remains a lack of drivers but she is hopeful that DoorDash in the Wabash Valley can copy some of the success from other areas

Woods says at this time, she believes there are only two other DoorDash drivers besides herself in Terre Haute.

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