Advocacy & Access

We’re committed to helping our small business partners become stronger, more independent operators with access to opportunity, low-interest capital, and more.

Local restaurant owner in kitchen.

Impact to Date


Since March 2020, DoorDash relief programs have saved restaurants more than $120M.


Restaurants have received $11M in small business grants from DoorDash to help them recover and succeed amidst COVID-19 related challenges.


The odds of staying in business are 8x better for restaurants on DoorDash compared to all US restaurants.

Main St Strong

Entrepreneurship & Access Programs

DoorDash is committed to helping level the playing field for entrepreneurs and increasing access to opportunity for small businesses owned by women, immigrants, and people of color.

A Seat at the Table

Ensuring restaurant owners are heard


Restaurant Advisory Council

Made up of owners and operators of independent restaurants, The Restaurant Advisory Council advises DoorDash on key initiatives and provides critical feedback so we can build deeper partnerships with restaurants.

Pinky Cole, Chief Restaurant Advisor

Chief Restaurant Advisor

Pinky Cole, Founder and Owner of Slutty Vegan, the Atlanta-based vegan hamburger chain, brings the voice of local restaurants to DoorDash leadership to help enact meaningful change as our 2022 Chief Restaurant Advisor.