Welcome to The Merchant Blog

The place to get information on hot topics in the merchant industry and at DoorDash.

Latest Posts

Dollars and Sense: Understanding Your Restaurant’s P&L

Few things are more important to a restaurant than profits and losses. Here are some tips on how to analyze the numbers that drive your bottom line.

Read more

7 minute read

Six Ways to Increase Loyalty From Your Restaurant Customers Today

Want to turn one-time customers into loyal regulars? Here are some tips to keep hungry diners coming back to your restaurant for seconds.

Read more

6 minute read

Opening Up Shop: What to Consider Before Choosing a Space for Your Restaurant

Whether you’re a cloud kitchen or a dine-in establishment, every restaurant needs a kitchen and a home base. Here’s what you need to know to find the right one.

Read more

6 minute read

4 Tips for Pitching Your Restaurant to Investors

Before restaurants can earn profits, they need funding. Find out all you need to know about pitching to potential investors.

Read more

3 minute read

The 5 Most Popular Restaurant Types — and Why People Love Them

Your restaurant type influences everything about your business — including your customer base and sales. Find out which restaurant types are most popular with customers.

Read more

7 minute read

5 Strategies for Optimizing Your In-House Restaurant Staff

Satisfaction starts in-house. Find out how to grow your restaurant business with hiring tips and team-building strategies from DoorDash For Merchants.

Read more

7 minute read

Cooking Up a Memorable Restaurant Mission Statement

Memorable mission statements are a secret ingredient for success in the restaurant industry. Find out how to your business with branding tips from DoorDash For Merchants.

Read more

6 minute read

Budgeting 101: How to Create and Follow A Restaurant Budget Plan

Hear from the experts, some tips and tricks for creating a restaurant budget plan — and following through on it. Set your restaurant up for success with our budget planning tools.

Read more

6 minute read

Top 10 Restaurant Industry Trends — And What They Mean For Your New Restaurant

These are the top 10 restaurant industry trends, why they matter, and what they can mean for you. Number 6 may surprise you!

Read more

5 minute read

6 Restaurant Marketing Tips You Can Use Right Now

Want to spread the word about your restaurant and boost sales? Every restaurant can do this, with marketing. Find out how you can grow your business with online and social media marketing tips from DoorDash For Merchants.

Read more

6 minute read