I've come across enough work at home jobs for placing restaurant and fast food orders the past year that I figured it's time for a blog post highlighting those opportunities.
Most of these are highly sought-after positions that do not stay open long once the companies announce they are hiring (with the exception of maybe one on this list). So I can't guarantee that ALL of these companies will have positions open right now.
Still, you you can definitely keep tabs and check on a regular basis for openings. You have to be quick in applying because as I said, the positions are usually not open for long.
DoorDash This company acts as a middle man between customers and restaurants. People use the DoorDash app to place orders from any restaurant in their area, and DoorDash has one of their drivers pick it up and bring it to them. It's possible to work at home as an order placer for DoorDash, working whenever you want. For most, this is just supplemental income, but it should be possible to earn between $600 and $800 per month. They only hire within the US and it's an independent contractor position. You can check Indeed or their Jobs page to see if this position is open. I've also seen it on Craigslist. To check for it there, use “DoorDash” and “order placer” as your key words. As of the date of this blog post, it's closed. You can also read our review of DoorDash here for more detail.
This is a company very similar to DoorDash, where customers can call in and have food delivered to them from restaurants in their areas. And like DoorDash, they also have an occasional need for remote order placers. This is an independent contractor position. Pay is per call, paid weekly via direct deposit. From what I read on WAHM.com, you earn about .35 cents per call and the average pay is $10.50 per hour. You must work a minimum of 10 hours per week, and no land line is required. You may use any type of phone for completing the calls.
Postmates does not advertise this position on their site, but I found this recent Craigslist posting advertising for it. Note that this listing doesn't say what company it is, but the wording is almost exactly the same as the wording they used the first time they were recruiting, so I think it is. If you click the link and it's expired, just do a search using the keywords “communicating order instructions” in quotes on Adhuntr (which searches all of Craigslist), and you'll find it if it's there.
Another company that connects customers with restaurants so they can get the food they want delivered to their homes. NexRep is currently hiring people to do customer service from home for GrubHub. It's open to the US, with the exception of California. You can go here for details.
This is another company that occasionally hires for an order placing position. If the job is open, it will appear as “Call In Order Expert.” However, the job description says you will have to work in office in addition to working from home. It doesn't say how much time is required in office. For this reason, they will only consider Maryland residents. You can go here to see if the job is posted.
You can work from home for this company, taking orders for major fast food chains including KFC and Pizza Hut. Unlike the opportunities listed above, this is a company that you actually have to pay for certification, training, etc. before you can start working. However, this is not a scam company as you might think once you learn you have to pay to get started. Although that is usually a red flag, this company is one of the exceptions. You can work for them in the US or Canada.
Those are all of the remote restaurant order-placing jobs I am currently aware of. If you know of more, please comment below and let us know about them, or share your experience working for any of the companies I listed above.
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Good luck in whatever you choose to do!