DoorDash Introduces Platform for Immigrant-Owned Restaurants

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SAN FRANCISCO — DoorDash has launched Kitchens Without Borders — a new platform and social-impact initiative dedicated to supporting immigrant and refugee restaurant owners.

In an attempt to foster deeper connections between customers and food entrepreneurs, the initiative will shine a light on under-resourced food entrepreneurs to cultivate a more sustainable and inclusive food economy.

“My mom ran a Chinese restaurant with the purpose of creating a better life and fulfilling her dream of becoming a doctor,” says Tony Xu, DoorDash’s CEO and co-founder. “DoorDash was founded for people like my mom — who came here with a dream to make it on their own. With Kitchens Without Borders, we’re continuing that mission to connect people and possibility.”

DoorDash has launched a dedicated microsite — kitchenswithoutborders.com — featuring 10 San Francisco Bay Area food businesses. Participating restaurants will receive promotional opportunities through DoorDash, including DoorDash-funded marketing support, no delivery fees for customers for up to six weeks and prime in-app placement.

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