Around the Table: An Additional $100 Million Commitment to Local Restaurants
Today, the world is reeling. Families are sheltering in place. Once-bustling businesses have closed. City streets are largely quiet. Over the past month, the DoorDash team has responded to the unprecedented health crisis by supporting our community of consumers, Dashers, and restaurants. We’ve also opened up our platform to support health care workers, homebound seniors in need of groceries, and kids who rely on school lunches.
But even with government assistance kicking in, more is needed to give the most vulnerable restaurants a fighting chance. In response to the acute financial threats that local restaurants are facing right now, we will be reducing commissions for all of our local restaurant partners by 50% on both DoorDash and Caviar. This commission relief program — which will benefit more than 150,000 local restaurants in the United States, Canada, and Australia — will begin on April 13 and continue through the end of May.*
This injection of up to $100 million is in addition to our previously announced COVID-19 response programs, which will continue through the end of May to help restaurants generate business and remain #OpenForDelivery. We continue to hear from our restaurant partners that driving growth in sales is