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DoorDash shares commissary kitchen with more restaurants

DoorDash Kitchens

DoorDash Kitchens is adding two new quick-service food retailers looking to expand their operations.

Launched in October 2019 and located in Redwood City, Calif., DoorDash Kitchens is a to-go-only shared commissary kitchen concept that enables local and national restaurants to offer delivery, pickup, and group order options to consumers in the California Peninsula area. Two San Francisco-based restaurants, RT Rotisserie and The Italian Homemade Company, are joining the program.

A casual dining spinoff of Rich Table, RT Rotisserie has two locations in San Francisco and is seeking to reach new customers outside its immediate vicinity, without the typical costs and risks associated with opening new storefronts.

The Italian Homemade Company operates seven locations in the Bay Area and Los Angeles area, and plans to open new brick-and-mortar stores in Los Angeles and Chicago during 2020. Italian Homemade seeks to expand its brand in a new market close to its headquarters without the typical associated overhead costs, and to expand its catering business. Like all of its other locations, Italian Homemade’s DoorDash Kitchens store will feature a permanent chef from Italy.

DoorDash Kitchens provides on-demand delivery access from 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 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.

With DoorDash Kitchens, foodservice retailers can gain access to 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 online sales and delivery solution.

DoorDash works in partnership with each merchant, co-designing the DoorDash Kitchens' space with the restaurants to customize the environment to their needs. 

DoorDash operates in more than 4,000 cities across all 50 states.

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