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Published on August 8th, 2018 | by Darren Paltrowitz


DoorDash Announces 2 New Exciting, Cost-Effective Features

Founded in 2013 by Stanford students Andy Fang, Stanley Tang, Tony Xu and Evan Moore, DoorDash is an on-demand destination connecting customers with their favorite local restaurants. The company currently has well over 800 employees and a valuation over $1 billion. Earlier this year, DoorDash struck partnerships with Walmart and Chipotle Mexican Grill, showing its ability to work with corporations and independent vendors alike.

Today, August 8th, DoorDash announced its first subscription offering, DashPass. DashPass is intended for DoorDash users looking to save time by ordering from their favorite restaurants yet avoid delivery fees. For $9.99 a month, DoorDash fans can subscribe to DashPass and receive free delivery on orders priced at $15 and up. In turn, a DashPass membership pays for itself with just 3 orders per month. The subscription also permits users to cancel anytime, no strings attached.

In addition to the aforementioned savings related to avoiding delivery fees, DashPass subscribers will receive exclusive promotions and freebies from DoorDash. This will include opportunities for free food and free drinks, in addition to surprise discounts from participating DoorDash restaurants.

Another part of DoorDash’s August 8th announcement was that the popular on-demand restaurant delivery service now offers free pickups. Providing consumers with more flexibility, affordability and convenience, DoorDash users can now choose “Pickup” as another option for no fee. In turn, you can order your favorite “on the go” meals without having to make a call, wait in line, or pay a delivery fee.

Congratulations go out to DoorDash from the Hype on its on-going growth and improvement.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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