DoorDash Launches Its First Shared Commissary Kitchen

Posted On: 10/21/2019

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SAN FRANCISCO -- DoorDash is launching a shared commissary kitchen with multiple restaurants under one roof. The new to-go-only concept, DoorDash Kitchens, is located in Redwood City, CA.

With DoorDash Kitchens, this is the first time popular locally founded and national restaurants including Nation's Giant Hamburgers, Rooster & Rice, Humphry Slocombe, and The Halal Guys will offer delivery, pickup, and group order options to local residents across the California Peninsula area.

DoorDash connects brick-and-mortar restaurants to the online convenience economy, providing businesses with a new level of access to expand their reach and revenue. With DoorDash Kitchens, merchants can access new customers in neighboring communities without the same overhead costs involved in opening additional store locations. DoorDash Kitchens provides the infrastructure, maintenance, marketing and last-mile logistics, offering an end-to-end solution that enables restaurateurs to focus on creating delicious meals.

DoorDash Kitchens provides on-demand delivery access from popular restaurants to customers across seven Bay Area markets including Atherton, Belmont, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Woodside. Pickup options are available to customers in 13 key suburban markets including Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, Sunnyvale and Woodside.

Customers within range of DoorDash Kitchens can open up the DoorDash app and find these restaurants in their feed, a welcome surprise from the far distances customers previously would travel to access their favorite foods. To celebrate the grand opening, DoorDash is offering no delivery fees to DoorDash Kitchens' restaurants including Nation's Giant Hamburgers, Rooster & Rice, Humphry Slocombe, and The Halal Guys through the end of the year.

"We are constantly working on innovations that help merchants find new, meaningful ways to reach customers and run their businesses more efficiently," said Fuad Hannon, DoorDash’s head of new business verticals. "We launched DoorDash over six years ago in the Peninsula, and can't wait to bring even more selection to the local community we know and admire."

"Given our founders' Bay Area roots, we are always interested in how technology can change the way food is delivered and shared," said Rooster & Rice chief financial officer Min Park. "We were impressed by the overall partnership and scale DoorDash could reach with this concept, and we found the notion of a delivery-only kitchen in Redwood City very appealing as it helps us test out demand in new markets, reaching new customers and areas quickly."

DoorDash works in close partnership with each merchant, co-designing the DoorDash Kitchens' space with the restaurants to customize the environment to their needs. Officials said the company hopes to empower a new set of entrepreneurs to thrive on the platform, further enabling customers to access their favorite restaurants and local delicacies at the touch of a button.

DoorDash Kitchens will build its team of up to 50 full0 or part-time employees in the Redwood City area as well as create flexible work opportunities for Dashers. With multiple restaurants in a shared space, DoorDash will empower these merchants to offer their customers new menu offerings and pairings unique to the DoorDash Kitchens' restaurants.