Fighting Covid-19: Resources for Restaurants

With the virus blanketing cities worldwide and widespread shutdown of restaurants, we’ve compiled different resources that the restaurant industry can make use of to tackle dire situations during this pandemic.

Delivery Apps


Grubhub is deferring commission fees for impacted independent restaurants. Providing more leeway for these entities to pay their employees and weather through this difficult situation. To provide additional financial relief for all drivers and restaurants, they’ve created the Grubhub Community Relief Fund where contributions will go to charitable organizations that support drivers and restaurants impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

DoorDash & Caviar

Continuing through the end of April, independent restaurants in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia can sign up for free with DoorDash and Caviar and pay zero commissions for 30 days. For all existing DoorDash and Caviar partners, restaurants will pay no commission fees on pickup orders so customers can spend less time in-store. Additional commission reductions are also provided for eligible merchants that are already on DoorDash.

The company is also adding more than 100,000 independent restaurant partners to DashPass for free and reducing commissions for those merchants already on DashPass. At the same time providing all Caviar restaurants with the opportunity to participate in a $0 delivery fee program.

Last but not least, earmarking up to $20 million in merchant marketing programs to generate more revenue for restaurants that are existing clients on DoorDash.

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is launching dedicated marketing efforts to drive local business sales. Waiving delivery fee on all independent restaurants and introduce a new feature that allows all restaurants to receive daily payouts rather than the typical billing cycle.