DoorDash Inc. is an American on-demand prepared food delivery service founded in 2013 by Stanford students Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, Andy Fang and Evan Moore. A Y Combinator – backed company, DoorDash is one of several technology companies that uses logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants on-demand.
DoorDash launched in Palo Alto and, as of May 2019, had expanded to more than 4,000 cities and offers a selection of 340,000 stores across the U.S., Canada and Australia.
The app’s interface is a bit busy, but helpful: A menu of icons at the top of the screen let you search by type of food or by rating level, price level, delivery in under 30 minutes or vegetarian options.
As you scroll, you’ll see restaurants named Featured National Partners, those that offer no delivery fee for your first order, local favorites, the fastest options available near you, DoorDash Deals, and those that are outside your neighborhood that you might want to try. You can also search for a specific restaurant.
When you tap on a restaurant, you’ll see its ratings, delivery cost, estimated time, and distance from you. Menus are easy to navigate and split up by popular items, followed by your usual appetizers, mains, desserts and so on. Or, you can switch to a full menu view. Tap on individual items to customize them and add them to your order.
As of August 2019, DoorDash announced it will be partnering with Mercato, an e-commerce platform, to help expand its business and reach independent grocers and specialty stores. This partnership allowed the company to make same-day deliveries, servicing 750 independent grocers across 22 states.
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