DoorDash is Using Its Technology to Give Back to the Needy

DoorDash is Using Its Technology to Give Back to the Needy

By law, restaurant owners cannot serve leftover food to guests the following day. So, what is a chef or restaurateur to do with all the extra food?

You could always have employees take some home, but what if you still have more after that?

According to “Fast Company,” “An average restaurant might waste 100,000 pounds of foods a year.”

Enter DoorDash. This food delivery company is using its algorithm to help restaurant owners with a surplus of food finding a person to deliver it to the nearest shelter caring for hungry homeless people, for example.

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An App That Delivers Takeout, Groceries and Alcohol Requests Launches in Boston

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Mobile ordering has certainly taken off in the food space. But with restaurants that don’t offer delivery to match, there lies an inconvenient gap. In typical 2014 fashion, there’s an app for that. It’s called Postmates, and the startup — which was founded in San Francisco — just launched in Boston this week. The app goes beyond just restaurant deliveries — aside from takeout, the “postmates” will deliver groceries, beer/wine, and even services outside of the food industry. 

Dubbed as “the Uber for delivery” by BostInno, Postmates standard fee is based on distance between pick-up and delivery location, and users should know that there’s a nine percent service fee cut of the items being delivered. Read More