Wondering what your bar's liquor cost percentage is? Learn how to calculate and optimize this key business metric.
COVID-19-related supply chain shortages will likely continue, so restaurants today should take steps to prepare for and manage these disruptions.
Need a hand turning your restaurant dream into a viable business? Follow these ingredients for your business plan (and download this free template!)
Restaurant sales forecasting helps operators make informed decisions to better manage staffing, inventory, and their overall business.
When it comes to increasing your restaurant’s profit margins, you may be overlooking a lucrative market: desserts.
For many people, working in the restaurant industry isn’t easy. So how do you maintain employee wellness? Here are some mental health tips.
Explore the latest floral industry trends to help your flower delivery service bloom.
Learn the benefits of offering food discounts, as well as tips and creative ideas to help you determine the right promotions for your business.
Read on to learn about the best restaurant marketing tips to help you win big in your neighborhood.
Learn how to get the most out of your business’s P&L statement, and download a profit and loss statement example template.
Ensure a seamless Dasher pickup with these tips from restaurants including Yolk, Naan & Kabob, and Hruska’s Kolaches, as well as Dasher Leo Ney.
One of the first orders of business for any new entrepreneur? A thoughtful business plan that introduces your mission and accounts for overhead costs.
Grow your business by creating positive experiences, exceeding expectations, and building strong relationships with customers.
We share answers to common questions about food cost percentage, as well as strategies to optimize this metric and improve your restaurant profits.
Looking for ways to get feedback from restaurant customers? Here are 7 ways to gain actionable insights from dine-in guests and delivery customers.
Learn how to optimize your digital dining experience to give customers the experience they crave with 6 key trends for modern restaurants.
Find out the key reasons why managers and owners are incorporating a food service app into their day-to-day operations.
Queer restaurateurs Ronnie Woo, Sharky McGee, and Vaughn Hill share insights and advice in this DoorDash Pride Month panel recap.
To help you revamp your website, we’ve assembled a list of frequent online pitfalls that prevent restaurants from realizing their full potential.
In this article, let’s explore how DoorDash Self-Delivery can help you grow your sales while using your own in-house delivery service.
From overhead and labor costs to daily sales and profit margins, there are many restaurant numbers to keep track of. We’ve pulled together the top 13 key restaurant metrics to use to gauge how your restaurant is performing.
With a few smart strategies, like outdoor dining, creative lunch specials, and targeted marketing promotions, restaurants can win back lunch customers and see a boost in lunch sales.
Optimize your online ordering platform to meet customers’ evolving needs and deliver a seamless off-premise dining experience.
Get inspired by these restaurant menu examples and learn how to stand out from competitors, attract more customers, and boost sales.
2020 changed marketing for restaurants—but in 2021, restaurant owners are getting creative. Learn the new top restaurant marketing tips from restaurant owners.
High-quality menu photography piques interest in new dishes, engages customers, and drives sales. Here are 6 tips to make your menu photos look their best.
As the world begins to reopen, consumers are eager to dine at a restaurant and continue their takeout habits. How do you balance this at your restaurant?
Whether you have your own delivery business already or are just getting started, here are seven tips for driving revenue through marketing promotions, loyalty programs, and more.
Mayly Tao, owner of DK's Donuts & Bakery, shares her top storytelling tips for social media for restaurants.
A successful email strategy gives you direct access to your fans — creating a closer connection with loyal customers.
As delivery becomes the norm, many businesses are exploring new ways to get goods to customers—including hiring their own delivery teams.
Now more than ever, customers are searching online for restaurants to visit or order takeout. Google Maps optimization is one way you can make sure your restaurant shows in these local searches.
Learn about food delivery pricing from DoorDash, what our commissions and fees cover, and how they help us bring value to your business.
When diners feel good at your establishment, they’ll want to keep coming back and share their enthusiasm with friends and family.
Today’s alcohol sales reflect a wide range of inspiration and creativity—in fact, some of the biggest trending alcoholic beverages barely have any alcohol in them at all.
Explore how DoorDash’s new pricing and products align with your specific business goals.
From branding to ease of use, learn key considerations for building a restaurant online ordering website that drives sales.
In order to better serve our business partners and local stakeholders — and inspired by their feedback — we are changing how we do business so merchants can choose exactly how they work with us.
If you’re finding it harder than ever to find (and retain) good restaurant staff, you’re not alone.
Implementing initiatives to reduce food waste in your restaurant can help you save money, support people in need, and drive brand loyalty.
While many businesses faced challenges in 2020, there was one industry that certainly didn’t: online alcohol sales. In fact, alcohol ecommerce grew by 42% in 2020 — reaching a total of $42 billion in the U.S. alone.
When it comes to restaurant taxes, it’s important for owners to stay up-to-date on the latest requirements. Learn a variety of restaurant tax tips, regulations, and resources to keep in mind for tax season.
Ready to go green for Earth Day on April 22? Read this guide to choosing the right eco-friendly food delivery containers for your restaurant.
Ready to create a restaurant website that converts prospective diners into paying customers? Here are six tips for getting started.
Many of our merchants go above and beyond for their customers — and we think those efforts should be recognized and rewarded. That’s why we developed Most Loved, a new rewards program for top-rated restaurants.
Learn how to write mouth-watering food descriptions for your online menu, including examples to inspire you.
Opening a new restaurant is a lot of work, but with the right mindset, a unique restaurant concept, and a strong business plan, you will be on the path to success.
Attracting new customers and increasing profits involves building awareness for your brand. One of the best ways to get new customers through your door — and drive repeat business — is leveraging restaurant marketing tools.
We are more energized than ever to redouble our commitment to empowering local economies and supporting the businesses that are vital to our communities. We partnered with the National Restaurant Association in developing a set of principles to guide how we help businesses thrive.
Learn more about the unexpected history of the St. Patrick’s Day, and get ideas on alcohol delivery promotion for this festive holiday – both in store and for delivery. Make the most of the delivery trend by working with an alcohol delivery partner to get drinks to customers wherever they are.
As more people ordered in, which holidays generated the most deliveries for restaurants? Here are the top ten busiest holidays for food delivery in 2020, based on the average number of DoorDash deliveries per restaurant location.
Designed to help inspired entrepreneurial women, Made by Women isn't just about celebration — it’s about connecting women entrepreneurs with the resources they need to continue to succeed, grow, and make an impact.
In a recent webinar, A New Way to Work With Third-Party Partners, Rob Tarsio, Owner of Alfredo's Pizza, discussed today's pizza delivery landscape with Pizza Marketplace and DoorDash. Read the recap here.
In order to help businesses disproportionately affected by the pandemic, DoorDash worked with Accion Opportunity Fund to create the Main Street Strong Accelerator.
At the Main Street Strong Restaurant Conference, keynote speaker Tanya Holland— Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland — shared parts of her own experience as a way to guide aspiring chefs and restaurateurs.
Running a restaurant can be exciting and invigorating, but it doesn’t come without its share of challenges. Here are the four most common challenges faced by restaurant owners, along with recommended solutions.
The latest government stimulus package commits $284.5B to PPP, so we’ve put together this guide to helping businesses receive the funds they need.
Learn from entrepreneurs and industry leaders from about the challenges facing Black-owned restaurants and how we — as an industry and as individuals — can offer meaningful support.
Whether you offer food delivery with your own drivers or via a third-party partnership, learn some fresh delivery marketing ideas to help get the word out.
Boost business from new and regular customers alike by converting your Valentine’s Day offerings into thoughtful takeout and delivery options.
Here are the top five ways to become the leader of a dedicated, engaged team, from restaurateurs with leadership experience at the Main St Strong Conference.
When devising your restaurant’s menu pricing strategy, consider the wholesale cost of food items, the cost of labor, customer perceptions, and of course, market demand and competition.
In this blog post, we’ll share how a thoughtful menu design and tried-and-true menu psychology techniques can help restaurants increase delivery sales.
Looking for a new way to generate revenue now or in the future? Launching a retail product line is a great way to do it — and it’s possible at any scale.
Learn strategies to grow restaurant sales during this holiday season, as well as tips from chefs and restaurateurs who spoke at the Main Street Strong Restaurant Conference, hosted by DoorDash in partnership with National Restaurant Association.
While word-of-mouth and review sites will always be important in driving customers to your restaurant, developing your own winter restaurant marketing strategy is critical to driving business and creating loyal customers.
From virtual kitchens to retail items to branded merchandise, there are multiple ways restaurants can adapt their business to expand into new revenue streams during the colder months.
Follow these tips to ensure your restaurant is set up to provide a clean, cozy, and enjoyable dining experience that keeps your customers and staff safe.
Whether you’re opening a brand new restaurant or looking to update your existing one, a restaurant SWOT analysis is a simple, effective way to assess your competitive positioning and develop a strategy to grow your business.
Many restaurants choose to build their own food delivery program in-house rather than partner with a technology platform. Take a look at these 13 steps for adding delivery to your restaurant to see if it’s right for your business.
How can restaurants cater to millennial food trends? Explore a number of ways restaurants can stay ahead of the millennial generation with menu and marketing tips.
Opening a brand new restaurant or renovating your current setup? Your restaurant kitchen plan will impact your operational efficiency and, ultimately, the guest experience.
Looking to ensure food quality in off-premise orders? Learn how to optimize your restaurant menu and operations for takeout and delivery food quality.
Navigating off-premise operations for your business can feel intimidating.Here are tips for getting started with pickup and delivery in today’s landscape.
Social media can help you find new customers and engage with loyal regulars. Here are strategies to cultivate and build your restaurant's followers.
What is a restaurant if nobody knows about it? Make sure your customers can find your business and important information by boosting your online visibility!
New technologies and capabilities for automation are changing the way restaurants operate their business. Here are the technology trends in the restaurant industry you need to know!
As consumer demand for food delivery continues to grow, the Square Pie Guys founders launched their pizzeria with an off-premise strategy.
As you are building brand awareness for your restaurant, allow this simple question to guide you: Why should people go to your restaurant over others?
According to recent research, the rise of food delivery has become a major trend among consumers. Find out why you should start with food delivery today!
There are many benefits to partnering with a third-party restaurant delivery service like DoorDash, check out our blog and find your reason today!
Food delivery apps are ramping up in popularity and hard to ignore! We are sharing the advantages of adopting food delivery services for your restaurant.
Create extra restaurant revenue streams for your restaurant or business. We outlined exactly different strategies that can help increase revenue today!
We’ve outlined a few tried-and-true strategies to improve customer experience for existing customers as well as make a first great impression on new ones.
It's time to increase takeout sales for your restaurant! Learn about your food delivery options and see the impacts they can have on your business.
Learn how to streamline your ordering process with new technology, get a better understanding of the customer experience, and grow your business.
Today, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, one that requires all of us to take measures above and beyond what we previously could have imagined. I want to share an update with you about our continued efforts to make sure that everyone in our communities is well fed and well cared for.
Need a hand turning your restaurant dream into a viable business? Here are the key ingredients of a restaurant business plan — and why they matter.
Want to turn one-time customers into loyal regulars? Here are some tips to keep hungry diners coming back to your restaurant for seconds.
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.
Your restaurant type influences everything about your business — including your customer base and sales. Find out which restaurant types are most popular with customers.
Satisfaction starts in-house. Find out how to grow your restaurant business with hiring tips and team-building strategies from DoorDash For Merchants.
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.