Iowa law sets new rules for food delivery apps

A new state law is establishing new restrictions on food delivery apps like Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash. The companies must have an agreement with a restaurant, bar or diner before their drivers can deliver food and beverages from that business. Jessica Dunker, president and C-E-O of the Iowa Restaurant Association, says that will hopefully …

Will DoorDash Move Into Cannabis Delivery?

MacRumors writer Steve Moser tweeted on Monday that DoorDash, the popular food delivery company, was considering cannabis delivery. “DoorDash is working on cannabis delivery (after verifying a customer’s age). $DASH,” Moser posted on Twitter. “DoorDash changed this image again today. Also, the attached image shows some of the cannabis-related text in DoorDash’s app which indicates DoorDash is working on cannabis pickup… …

Third-party delivery companies sued by diners for anti-trust violations

Third-party delivery companies are facing more legal scrutiny as a New York federal judge allowed a lawsuit accusing Uber Eats, Postmates, and Grubuhb of menu price exploitation to move forward. The anti-trust lawsuit was originally filed in July 2020 and accused the third-party delivery companies of monopolizing delivery prices by not allowing restaurants who contract with them …

Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates must face diners’ lawsuit over U.S. restaurant prices

NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday said Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates must face an antitrust lawsuit by diners who accused them of driving up menu prices by exploiting their dominance in meal deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said it was reasonable to …

Alabama, Georgia lawmakers make Uber, Grubhub drivers impartial contractors

Alabama and Georgia are poised to join those states’ ranks in clarifying that drivers for Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, and other delivery and ridesharing apps should be considered independent contractors, not employees with workers’ compensation and other benefits. The Georgia Senate on Monday unanimously approved House Bill 389 and sent it to the governor. The bill …

Uber bought Drizly for $1 billion, but who will deliver the alcohol?

When Uber completed its billion-dollaracquisition of Boston-based Drizly nearly six months ago, it played up the notion that the companies go together like pizza and beer. In fact, ask anyone why they think Uber bought Drizly, and you’ll likely get the same answer: Uber can use its fleet of drivers to deliver White Claws and …

DC sues Grubhub, claiming its app is full of hidden fees and jacked-up prices

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is suing Grubhub for deceptive business practices, saying its food delivery app covertly inflates prices for diners who order through it. The suit demands an end to a laundry list of allegedly illegal practices as well as financial restitution and civil penalties. The newly filed lawsuit argues that Grubhub’s promises of …

Lawsuit prompts Grubhub to add disclosures about hidden fees

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced today that his office filed a lawsuit against Grubhub for “misleading District residents and taking advantage of local restaurants to boost its own profits.” The lawsuit alleges that Grubhub violated D.C.’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) in eight different ways, which mostly center on false advertising. The filing references misleading prices (prices …

US restaurant chain sues Google for directing customers away

San Francisco: A restaurant group in the US has sued Google for directing customers to unauthorised Google-branded food ordering web pages rather than sending them to the restaurant’s own website. The Florida-based restaurant group called Left Field Holdings, that runs Lime Fresh Mexican Grill franchises, alleged in the lawsuit that Google employs “bait-and-switch” tactics by …

Google “hijacked millions of customers and orders” from restaurants, lawsuit says

Google is being sued by a Florida restaurant group alleging that the tech company has been setting up unauthorized pages to capture food orders rather than directing them to the restaurant’s own site. Google uses “bait-and-switch” tactics to get customers to place takeout or pickup orders through “new, unauthorized, and deceptively branded webpages,” according to the …