If you were to walk outside any of the residence halls on any given day of the week, odds are you would meet hungry students waiting for their food orders. While initially excited by their orders from DoorDash, Uber Eats, or any other food ordering service, this feeling can be very quickly replaced by annoyance and anger. From delivery mishaps to completely wrong orders, here are two of Saint Joseph’s University’s students’ worst experiences with these services. 

DoorDash, Uber Eats, Good Uncle, and other services are all food delivery systems where you buy an order from the restaurant of your choice, and a driver goes and picks it up. However, mishaps are a common occurrence throughout this experience. These student recounts will be based on the following criteria: delivery time, order correctness, ease of use, and lastly, and most importantly, taste. 

Student opens UberEats, ready for the end of class (photo Liza Velasco)

First is Kiernan, a first year student. Despite ordering nearly weekly and being a regular DoorDash user, his experiences seem to trend downhill from order to order. Just recently, he placed an order from Wing Stop for lunch during Sunday football, when the last thing he wants is to worry about something other than his fantasy football team. 

The exact order was three ten piece wing commons, combined with additional fries and drinks for his other floormates; after waiting nearly one-and-a-half hours, he was beyond disappointed to find that his order simply consisted of twenty bone-in wings and just one order of fries.

“I guess what I got tasted alright, but my experience was completely ruined.”

Up next for worst experiences is Declan, another first year student. Not only has he had one bad order, but two in the last month from Uber Eats. Two weeks ago, he ordered McDonald’s after an exhausting academic day; his order was not only the complete wrong order, but the driver was incredibly confusing.

Then, on Halloween and Sunday Night Football, Declan ordered again from Uber Eats, but this time he had a group order with ten other floormates. The end price came out to around eighty dollars; for that price tag, you expect the food to be completely correct and presented amazingly. Upon delivery and examination, three burgers, fries, and a drink were nowhere to be seen. Needless to say, he is taking a break from the delivery apps for a while. 

We hope that these stories not only entertained you, but warned you of the possibilities when ordering food from these services. Have you or a friend had a similar experience? If so, please feel free to let us know how your food tragedy developed!