Texas law bars delivery apps from adding restaurants without their consent

Dive Brief: Texas Senate Bill 911 became law on Jan. 1, banning third-party delivery aggregators from using restaurant branding and trademarks to suggest restaurants endorse a service in a misleading fashion. The legislation also grants restaurants a path to legal and injunctive relief if aggregators violate the law. Under Texas SB 911, delivery firms are prohibited from charging …

Why Waitr’s CEO stopped chasing DoorDash and Uber Eats and went into the ‘messier’ business of cannabis delivery

Waitr is the fourth-largest delivery operator in the US, according to Bloomberg Second Measure. To differentiate itself from DoorDash, Waitr is leaning into the $38 billion cannabis industry. Waitr is buying cannabis-focused software firms that work with hundreds of dispensaries. When Carl Grimstad took over as CEO of the struggling food-delivery company Waitr in early 2020, he …

Waitr Rebranding as ASAP, Acquires Another Cannabis Company

Waitr is set to acquire a cannabis dispensary compliance and point of sale company, adding to a growing pot-payments empire for the company. The Louisiana-based food and grocery delivery company is also changing its name as part of a $4.7 million legal settlement with California-based Waiter.com. Waitr signed a letter of intent to acquire Retail …

DoorDash $100 Million Driver Settlement Tentatively Approved

Proposed settlement covers California, Massachusetts drivers California agency to receive over $9 million in agreement DoorDash Inc. won tentative approval on Wednesday for a proposed $100 million agreement, which would settle claims that it misclassified delivery drivers in both Massachusetts and California as independent contractors. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Amy D. Hogue tentatively agreed to …

Grubhub sues NYC over restaurant data-sharing law

Dive Brief: Grubhub filed a lawsuit against New York City on Dec. 10, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit seeks a permanent injunction to keep the city from enforcing two ordinances (NYC Int. 2311-A  and NYC Int. 1897-A2) that require third-party delivery companies to share customers’ personal information with restaurants monthly if a …

Uber Eats Joins DoorDash in Suing NYC Over Data-Sharing Law

New York judge orders for cases to be combined Both lawsuits claim NYC rule is unconstitutional Uber Technologies Inc.‘s Uber Eats has joined DoorDash Inc. in suing New York City over a law that makes delivery apps share customer data with restaurants. The data-sharing mandate “rewrites” agreements made between delivery platforms and restaurants and “runs roughshod” over …

Arbitration deals end Postmates misclassification row in Mass.

Workers said Postmates was their employer under Massachusetts law Three named plaintiffs settled for total of $4,750 in arbitration Judge had found Postmates drivers not exempt from federal arbitration law The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we …

Uber to shutter most of its service in Belgium tomorrow after court ruling

Uber will halt its ride-hailing service in most of Belgium tomorrow following a court ruling Wednesday that extends a 2015 order banning its p2p UberPop service to also cover professional drivers providing its ride-hailing service. Uber told us that it is studying the detail of the ruling to decide whether to appeal the decision with …

San Francisco reaches $5 million labor settlement with DoorDash

San Francisco just received its largest labor-related settlement in history from food delivery app DoorDash. San Francisco officials announced Monday that the city had secured a $5.32 million settlement from DoorDash after an investigation into the food delivery app’s labor practices. The payout is now expected to be distributed to 4,500 workers in the San Francisco area. …

Uber Eats will let you order weed in Ontario but won’t deliver

Uber is partnering with a cannabis retailer in Canada to allow cannabis purchases via its Uber Eats food delivery platform. The arrangement does not include delivery of weed orders, however, but makes it possible for users in Ontario to order products from Tokyo Smoke in a dedicated section on the Uber Eats app. For customers in Ontario, …