Scott Dolch, Executive Director of the Connecticut Restaurant Association

Here is Renee's interview with Scott Dolch, Executive Director of the Connecticut Restaurant Association.

He chats about the Connecticut Restaurant Association's new partnership with DoorDash, which includes a $500,000 donation from DoorDash to the CRA's Connecticut Restaurant Relief Fund!

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DoorDash and the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) announced that DoorDash is contributing $500,000 to the CRA’s Connecticut Restaurant Relief Fund as part of a new partnership between the organizations. The contribution is part of DoorDash’s $200 million, 5-year Main Street Strong Pledge, which includes a $10 million grant program to help restaurants in select cities across the United States and Canada.

The partnership between DoorDash and the CRA will enhance the lines of communication between restaurants and DoorDash, as well as allow DoorDash to share updates on products and services available to help restaurants grow sales and meet new customers.

The purpose of the CT Restaurant Relief Fund is to provide restaurants who have faced significant financial hardship the opportunity to apply for a grant to help keep their business open and their workers employed. Pending the review of the Foundation and verification that the submitted application meets the prescribed guidelines, a one-time grant of up to $5,000 will be disbursed directly to each recipient. Availability of awards will be based on available funds and will be limited to one per restaurant group.

All Connecticut restaurants who are looking to apply can go to and submit their application on Monday, January 25.

About DoorDash

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States, Canada and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at

About Connecticut Restaurant Association

The Connecticut Restaurant Association is a full service, not-for-profit trade association dedicated to supporting every type and size of restaurant. We are advocates for the Connecticut restaurant industry, a hub for information and a platform for networking. We commit ourselves to offering cost effective benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business. The industry plays an integral role in Connecticut’s economy employing more than 160,000 foodservice workers and generating nearly $9 billion in annual sales. Along with the Connecticut Hospitality Educational Foundation (CHEF), the Association protects, advances, and educates the growing industry. Learn more at

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