Massachusetts court says Grubhub overcharged restaurants

A Massachusetts Superior Court ruled Thursday that Grubhub had overcharged for its delivery services early in the pandemic by tacking a credit-card processing fees onto the maximum commission permitted by the state on to-go orders. The decision came in a lawsuit filed against Grubhub by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office in July 2021. The action …

NYC cuts proposed delivery worker wage floor by almost $4

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash all advocated for the city to cut its proposed base pay to account for so-called multi-apping, or the periods of time when delivery workers are logged in to multiple delivery apps, according to the new rule. The DCWP reduced its proposed total pay by $3.60 and also reduced …

Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Lose Bid To Arbitrate Antitrust Suit

A New York federal judge on Thursday said Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats cannot force restaurant customers to arbitrate their price-fixing claims against the food delivery companies simply because they’ve used the apps in the past, ruling that their arbitration clauses have no relevance to the claims at hand. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan denied …

GrubHub, Other Top Delivery Apps Are Hit With Monopoly Suit

GrubHub Inc., DoorDash Inc., Postmates Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc.’s Eats platform were hit with a proposed class action Monday in New York federal court alleging diners across the U.S. are being hurt by the monopolistic behavior of the companies behind the nation’s top food delivery apps. Three New York food delivery customers’ suit claims the delivery app …

Food delivery price caps are starting to unravel

At the height of the pandemic, numerous US cities from New York to Las Vegas cracked down on the commission fees food delivery companies charged restaurants. Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub charged as much as 30% per order. Restaurants saw food-delivery apps as a lifeline when their dining rooms were closed, but they also complained …

Just Eat Takeaway shares rise as ING predicts 2023 profit jump

Just Eat Takeaway (AS:TKWY) shares climbed towards the top of the pan-European Stoxx 600 on Monday after analysts at ING said they expect the Amsterdam-listed food delivery service to post strong returns in 2023. In a note to clients, the analysts predicted that Just Eat may report “quite significant profit” this year, citing the impact …

‘It’s not fair’: Businesses frustrated with partnership between LCBO and Uber Eats

Giuseppe Marchesini, the owner of a restaurant in Little Italy, is worried about how the alcohol-delivery partnership between the LCBO and Uber Eats will impact his bottomline. He said it is unfair, given that his business and others have not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. “That’s another competitor and that’s a big competitor,” Marchesini …

Grubhub must pay DC $3.5 million over claims it charged customers hidden fees

Grubhub has been ordered to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit from the District of Columbia that claims the company misled customers by tacking on hidden fees to their orders. According to a press release, Grubhub must pay $800,000 to DC as a civil penalty, while the remaining $2.7 million “will be paid back to affected customers.” …

Wage Theft By EatStreet

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1409189608&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true EatStreet is a local food delivery service.  How did this company begin? Matt Howard and Alex Wyler, along with a third cofounder, met in their freshman year at the UW-Madison and launched its first food delivery website. Seven years later, in 2018, EatStreet had raised over 37 million dollars. Launched in 250 markets and …

NYC COULD EASE ITS 20% DELIVERY FEE CAP

New York City could loosen its limits on the fees third-party delivery companies charge restaurants. Under a bill sponsored by 17 New York City Council members, providers would be able to charge restaurants more than they’re currently allowed to for things like marketing and promotions. Restaurants could opt in to the additional fees. The existing …