TESSA WOHLBERG | STAFF REPORTER
Butler University students already complain about the lack of food that can be delivered to the university. Besides HotBox, Jimmy John’s and a few Chinese restaurants, Butler is basically left out to dry.
The week before Thanksgiving, a new food delivering website was put into commission for Butler. The online service DoorDash has made a big impact across the U.S. and now has been introduced to Indianapolis.
DoorDash offers more than 50 different restaurants that can deliver to campus, including places such as Taco Bell, KFC, Chick-fil-A and Panera. And those are just the start. The entire website choices can be found online or on its app found at the app store.
DoorDash offers only $1 delivery for the rest of the year, as well as having no limit to how much an order needs to be. The website will keep in touch with you through text messages or email to tell you about the current status of your delivery as well as asking about your experience. Almost sounds too good to be true, right?
I decided to try this website for myself on the day the website dropped. And it proved to be just as the site promised. The website was safe, helpful and had the best collection of delivery options I have seen for awhile. After discussing the positive experience I had, the girls on my floor kept joking that this was the way we would gain the freshmen 15, yet no one was complaining.
Eitan Bencuya, a member of the DoorDash Team in Indianapolis, said DoorDash was founded two years ago in a Stanford University dorm room. The three co-founders set out to create a company that could deliver anything directly to your door in less than 45 minutes. Today, DoorDash mostly focuses on food delivery and is in 22 markets across North America, now including Indianapolis.
“We’ve found students across the country have become big fans of DoorDash because of how easy it is to get almost anything delivered on-demand in just a couple of swipes,” he said. “DoorDash is great for a taking a break from cafeteria food or having snacks delivered for an all-night study session.”
But DoorDash isn’t just about feeding hungry users: it also provides opportunities for earning money as a DoorDash dasher. It already have employed a number of Butler students to be “dashing” for the website with the opportunity to make as much as $25 per hour as a delivery driver during nights or weekends. So if students are looking for a job, this new site has more than just great food opportunities.
Keep in mind students that the delivery fee is only $1 through the end of the year and if you use the code BUTLER, you receive $7 off your first order.
DoorDash operates every day of the week from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.