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Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes, Photography Editor and Online Publisher

Ben Hughes, junior, is the Photography Editor and Online Publisher for the Messenger and MHSNews. This is his first full year on staff. In his free time he is also a part of the Boy Scouts, plays golf, snowboards, skateboards, mountain bikes, and hikes. He also likes to travel, take photos, and spend time with his friends and family.

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After the order is prepared, Hill carries it to his car to be driven to the customer’s home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic food delivery apps like DoorDash, UberEats and Postmates have increased in popularity as people are staying in more.

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April 1, 2021
After arriving at the customer’s home, Hill puts the order by the front door and takes a photo of the order to notify the customer it has been delivered. To keep both drivers and customers safe deliveries are done “contactless” where food is left on customer’s doorsteps rather than being delivered face to face.

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April 1, 2021
Hill loads the order into a DoorDash issued warming bag to keep the food hot while it is delivered. DoorDash has it’s tip amount defaulted to 15% on orders allowing drivers to make an average of $15-$20 an hour.

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April 1, 2021
Hill opens the door to McAlister's Deli in Ballwin after receiving an order through the DoorDash app. Nationally, DoorDash delivers food from around 390,000 restaurants

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April 1, 2021
Hill logs into the DoorDash app before a busy afternoon of food deliveries. Hill said some of the most popular restaurants in the area are Chic Fil A, McDonalds and Chipotle.

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April 1, 2021
Larson Hill, senior poses with his car, warming bag and mask, all required for his job delivering food for DoorDash. Recently, DoorDash has become a popular employer for MHS students due to it’s easy sign up, flexibility and high pay.

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April 1, 2021
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