Announcing “Main Street Strong”- Our Commitment to Helping Restaurants On the Road to Recovery
I think often about growing up, washing dishes alongside my mother in the restaurant where she worked. Succeeding in the restaurant industry requires an unmatched level of grit, ingenuity, and determination, as well as an unwavering dedication to serving others. That’s never been truer than it is now. It’s why I started DoorDash: to help restaurants come online to reach customers who may not be walking through their doors, to better serve those customers online and offline, and to keep Main Streets strong in the new online world.
At the start of this crisis, as restaurant dining rooms were closing, we knew we had a responsibility to help them make it to the other side. Beginning in early March, we rolled out a series of relief and support initiatives to help our restaurant partners and the industry as a whole. Altogether, our relief programs, which conclude on May 31, have helped restaurants save approximately $120 million since mid-March. We’re proud to report that restaurants on DoorDash are four times more likely to have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to U.S. restaurants as a whole* — and we’re ready to