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Working from home sparks new DoorDash for Work meal initiative

  • DoorDash launched DoorDash for Work — a program that allows organization to offer employees meal benefits and perks.
  • Zoom, Charles Schwab, and Hulu are among the more than 5,000 organizations that have already signed up. 
  • Working from home has killed office snacks and lunches with coworkers, with 90% of people saying they miss at least one food-related benefit of the office, according to a DoorDash survey. 
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Working from home has destroyed Americans’ routines, killing lunch breaks and eliminating office snacks. Now, DoorDash is attempting to provide a solution. 

On Wednesday, DoorDash announced the launch of DoorDash for Work — a program that allows organizations to offer employees meal benefits and perks through the delivery service. More than 5,000 organizations have already signed up, including Zoom, Charles Schwab, and Hulu. 

Companies can offer employees perks like free delivery, expensed meals, gift cards, and group orders for team lunches and client meetings.

According to a press release, DoorDash rolled out the program to help restaurants that lost customers who would stop by on their morning commute or grab a lunch near the office prior to the pandemic. Chains such as Dunkin’ and Starbucks have said that the pandemic has transformed their business, as the pre-work rush has shifted into the mid-morning. 

DoorDash says it is also aiming to fulfill the needs of people working from home and missing the food-related aspects of office life.

Roughly 90% of people say that they miss at least one food-related benefit of the office, according to a DoorDash survey of 1,000 people. The biggest loss is “eating and socializing with colleagues,” something 76% of respondents said they missed. 

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