DoorDash offering restaurant financing to partners

DoorDash is introducing a new merchant service that provides partner restaurant financing in the form of cash advances for its merchants. DoorDash Capital is described as a new merchant service that provides fair and convenient access to financing for eligible merchants. The idea is that at a time when getting investment and capital is more difficult than […]

Square launches on-demand delivery in Canada via DoorDash

Financial services company Square has launched on-demand delivery for orders made with Square Online in Canada via DoorDash Drive, DoorDash’s white-label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for any business. Canada is the first international market to offer on-demand delivery since Square Online’s U.S. launch in 2020. A Square release notes that given the challenges […]

DoorDash introduces DashMart grocery & convenience store

DoorDash is launching a new DashMart concept that offers its partners and customers a far wider range of items delivered to their doors, as well as giving restaurants and merchants the chance to sell retail products and reach more customers in new ways. DashMart is a virtual store that delivers everyday essentials, groceries, and local […]

How 5 Canadian restaurateurs honour their roots while giving back

Getting a restaurant up and running can be challenging, especially when you’re far from home. Learn how these five Canadian restaurateurs found success by honouring their roots and giving back. Ask any restaurateur what keeps them going, and chances are, you’ll hear a few stories about where they come from.  Especially for restaurant owners who […]

2021 Canadian restaurant online ordering trends

After a challenging couple of years, restaurateurs have learned how to adapt to keep their doors open and their businesses thriving. The rise of off-premise dining and third-party delivery point to online ordering as a key component of engaging today’s customers with the convenient, fulfilling experiences they crave.  A new report by DoorDash, 2021 Restaurant […]

Third-party apps offer self-delivery options for restaurants

Some third-party delivery apps are adding more flexibility for restaurants by beginning to allow operators to choose whether to use their own in-house delivery staff to complete third-party orders. DoorDash has introduced a “flexible fulfillment” feature to its self-delivery product that it first introduced last year, enabling partner restaurants in Canada and the U.S. to use DoorDash driver […]

DoorDash strengthens delivery worker safety features

As the review of the treatment of food delivery workers continues, DoorDash has launched a new in-app toolkit called SafeDash in the U.S. to provide additional security measures for its “Dashers”. SafeDash, which is powered by security firm ADT, will initially roll out in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. All […]

DoorDash expands advertising tools for restaurants

DoorDash has launched a suite of advertising offerings to help restaurants and consumer packaged goods brands reach consumers on the delivery platform. Local restaurants can now use new self-serve Sponsored Listings that appear at the top of relevant search results and only pay for ad placements that result in orders, not for clicks or impressions. […]

New York City moves to protect food delivery workers

The New York City Council has approved a package of bills designed to strengthen protections for the city’s tens of thousands of food delivery workers. The legislation will give couriers more control over their routes and better access to washrooms and also gets the ball rolling on establishing minimum per-trip payments. In summary, the six […]