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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Hidden Gems: Los Angeles' Most Underrated Eateries

Photo Credit: Eater

Photo Credit: Eater

What is it that makes a restaurant underrated? Is it when an establishment's not the first to come to mind when thinking of where to go to dinner? Or that it has an off-the-beaten-path location? Perhaps the venue is not all over your Foursquare check-ins or the food blogs you religiously consume. Whatever it may be, an underrated restaurant cannot be defined by poor service or anticlimactic food. These hidden gems are sacred experiences in some way or another, and most likely away from the touristy hustle-bustle.

Last month, Eater did the work so you don't have to - mapping all the most notable, worth-checking-out gems in LA. Deciding what makes it so underrated is your call. Read More

Have you been to any of the mapped restaurants? Let us know what you think makes them so great in the comments below.