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Trending this week: DoorDash is now offering 15% commission fees in new tiered plans for restaurant operators

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Following the release earlier this year of the Nation’s Restaurant News 2021 Power List, which focused on leadership and inclusion, this month we are celebrating the women of influence across the restaurant industry.

This all-female Power List includes women in leadership from all segments, both chains and independents. Selected by NRN editors, these include some of the highest-ranking women within global companies, as well as prominent owner/operators.

Starbucks claims that its U.S. sales have now fully recovered from the economic effects of the pandemic, reporting positive same-store sales growth of 9% for the second quarter ended March 28. It’s the first time Starbucks’ U.S. sales have trended positively for the first time since the pandemic began and represents a significant improvement over -5% same-store sales decline in the first quarter.

DoorDash announced Tuesday that they are now offering a three-tiered pricing structure for restaurant operators, with the lowest commission fees set at 15% and the highest set at 30%.

The third-party delivery company will also be reducing store pickup fees from 15% to 6% and eliminating fees entirely for the DoorDash Storefront service for restaurants to offer delivery on their own website, a service that launched last July. These services are all rolling out Tuesday but may take up to five business days to be put into effect across all markets.

To check out what else happened this past week, click through the gallery to see what was trending on Nation's Restaurant News. 

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