DoorDash's Kitchens Without Borders Supports Refugee Businesses

 - Mar 28, 2019
References: kitchenswithoutborders & blog.doordash
DoorDash, the top on-demand platform for door-to-door delivery, just unveiled its Kitchens Without Borders initiative which aims to empower immigrant and refugee restaurant owners. The company has launched a dedicated Kitchens Without Borders channel which spotlights stories from local business within the San Francisco Bay Area -- featuring interviews with restaurant owners who immigrated to the United States for the chance at a better life.

Spotlighting eateries like Sweet Lime Thai Cuisine, Besharam, Onigilly, Los Cilantros, Sabores Del Sur, West Park Farm & Sea, Little Green Cyclo, Afghan Village, D’Maize, and Z Zoul Cafe, the channel allows refugee and immigrant business owners to share inspiring success stories while revealing the unique, cultural aspect of each location.

"When you start understanding the stories of these makers and builders in our cities, you start feeling more and more belonging to the place that you live in. At the end of the day, fostering those connections and inspiring people to support local business owners of all backgrounds is our American dream — and what DoorDash will always stand for." said Tony Xu, CEO and co-founder of DoorDash in a recent statement while also describing his own family's journey from China to America and his own mom's experience running a Chinese food restaurant.