Winter Resource Guide

Winter Resource Guide

As temperatures drop and the days get shorter, we know that you’re facing an entirely new set of challenges. We’re here to help.

We’ve developed resources that will drive volume, help protect your customers and staff, and give you the tools you need to operate this winter.

Resources for Restaurants

Discounted equipment and supplies

Discounted equipment and supplies

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Commission-free online ordering

Commission-free online ordering

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Local restaurant grants in select markets

Local restaurant grants in select markets

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Educational guides

Educational guides

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More sales

More Sales for Local Restaurants

This spring, we launched Local Restaurant Saturdays, offering customers $0 delivery fees on all orders to local restaurants. This effort helped drive over 1 million incremental deliveries to small businesses.

Now we’re offering local restaurant promotions every Wednesday in December. With Winter Wednesdays, customers get $0 delivery fees on eligible orders from local restaurants with additional discounts for DashPass customers.

Discounts

Discounts on equipment and supplies

Heaters, tents, masks, winter clothing, and more will help keep your space, your staff, and your customers safe and comfortable all winter long.

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Commission-free online ordering

Commission-free online ordering

Easily create your own online store using DoorDash Storefront. Restaurants with five or fewer locations can join with no activation, subscription, or delivery fees through March 2021!*

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Local restaurant grants in select markets

Local restaurant grants in select markets

Local restaurants with three or less locations can apply to our new grant program. If selected, restaurants will receive a $5,000 grant from DoorDash to help with winterization expenses.**

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Educational Guides

Tips and best practices that address your most pressing questions, so you’re getting the insight you need from experts you trust

The Key Ingredients of a Winning Restaurant Business Plan

8 Winter Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Use these winter menu ideas to update your menu with seasonal options for the colder months.

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The Key Ingredients of a Winning Restaurant Business Plan

Winter Restaurants Prep: How to Add New Revenue Streams

Ideas for increasing your restaurant sales during the winter months.

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The Key Ingredients of a Winning Restaurant Business Plan

How to Optimize Your Winter Restaurant Operations in 2020

How to keep your customers and staff safe — and your kitchen busy — during the winter.c

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6 minute read
The Key Ingredients of a Winning Restaurant Business Plan

5 Winter Restaurant Marketing Tips for the Colder Months

Whether you’re new to marketing or a seasoned pro, here are some tips for winter-specific restaurant marketing.

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* DoorDash Storefront Offer Terms & Conditions: There are no activation, subscription, or delivery fees through March 2021 for restaurants with five or fewer locations in the US and Canada. Your Storefront account must be set up by 3/31/2020 to qualify for the offer.

**Small Business Grants: To be eligible restaurants must be located in Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco or San Jose. They must have three or fewer locations operating currently, 50 employees or fewer in 2019, and $3M or less in 2019 annual revenue per store. Applications and more details will be available on October 16, and selected restaurants will receive a $5,000 grant, with recipients notified by the end of December. The program will be administered by Hello Alice, an independent third party, who will manage the application and selection processes as well as the distribution of funds. Grant recipients will be selected via a selection process intended to help ensure equal access to funds and eliminate selection bias.