Well, this is a slightly disturbing. According to a new survey conducted by US Foods, 1 in 4 delivery drivers eat your food order. That means 28 percent will dive into that pizza or Chinese food and eat a bit of it. The study states, "That 28 percent of food delivery services admitted to nibbling on customers’ food — and even more have been tempted to sneak a bite. Roughly 54 percent of the delivery people surveyed said they at least considered taking a taste after smelling the order." Yikes! I mean, I like food as much as the next guy but to even consider taking a bite of someone else's food seems wrong.
According to the researchers, who surveyed 497 drivers from apps such as UberEats, Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmate said, “We’re sorry to report that sometimes, impulse gets the best of deliverers, and they violate their sacred duty by taking some of the food!”
Researchers said they conducted the nationwide study over a three-day period in May to help restaurants and delivery services better navigate the rapidly growing industry.
“By learning more about what consumers crave in their off-premise dining experiences, restaurant owners and operators can better cater to their customers’ needs while making smarter business decisions,” researchers said.