Today DoorDash released our first-ever economic impact report, revealing the economic activity generated by our platform and showing the positive impact that DoorDash has had on the restaurant industry since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The analysis further demonstrates our mission to empower local economies and provides a tangible look at how our platform impacts merchants, consumers and the communities we serve.
The report found that restaurant revenues and Dasher income generated on the DoorDash platform accounted for $13.2 billion in direct, indirect and induced economic activity in 2019 and that DoorDash can conservatively be estimated to have generated $6.9 billion in net new impact on the U.S. economy in 2019 that otherwise would not have existed. Further, every $1 spent on food on the DoorDash platform stimulated an additional $2.37 in overall spending in the economy.
In 2020, we have seen the twin public health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic take an awful toll on many people and businesses, and we’re proud to be a platform that so many people have been able to turn to during these difficult times. In a survey of DoorDash customers, Dashers and merchant partners, we found that overwhelmingly restaurants rely on DoorDash to grow revenue and