DoorDash, Uber, Grubhub Fall as NYC Passes Food-Delivery Rules

Food-delivery companies DoorDash  (DASH) – Get DoorDash Report, Uber Eats  (UBER) – Get Uber Technologies, Inc. Report, and Grubhub  (GRUB) – Get Grubhub, Inc. Report fell after New York City passed legislation to tighten regulation on the industry and boost delivery workers’ rights.  The measures require restaurants to grant couriers access to bathrooms. They set minimum per-trip payments as well as a guarantee …

Ameranth, Inc. v. ChowNow, Inc.

Lowenstein successfully represented ChowNow in the case. The Hon. Roger Thomas Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California found that  ChowNow properly removed a patent dispute case, originally filed against it in California state court by Ameranth, Inc., to the Southern District of California. Finding that the court had federal …

DoorDash sues New York City over requirement to share diner data with restaurants

Dive Brief: DoorDash filed a lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday objecting to a ordinance that requires third-party ordering and delivery companies to share customers’ personal information with restaurants with each order. “The Ordinance imposes virtually no restrictions on what restaurants may do with that data, and it does not mandate any data-security requirements once …

Regulators across the US are targeting the food delivery industry

Regulators are coming for the food delivery companies. Recently, New York City and San Francisco placed permanent fee caps over how much third-party delivery services could charge restaurants. The companies were charging as much as 30% per order until various cities cracked down on them during the pandemic and capped how much they could charge. …

Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash sue NYC for limiting fees the apps can charge restaurants

Food ordering and delivery platforms DoorDash, Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates and Uber Eats have banded together to sue the City of New York over a law that would permanently limit the amount of commissions the apps can charge restaurants to use their services. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news that the companies filed suit …

GrubHub, DoorDash Services Take Off During Pandemic: A Look at the Patents on Food Delivery Inventions

One of the sectors of the U.S. economy that has seemingly thrived through the COVID-19 pandemic—indeed, because of the pandemic—has been food delivery services. Buoyed by successful firms like GrubHub and DoorDash, food delivery apps have benefitted from increased demand due to social distancing and shelter-in-place orders during the pandemic. The top four delivery apps saw a …

Chicago Seeks Restaurants Stories Detailing Experiences With DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats

Last week, the city of Chicago made headlines by filing twin lawsuits against Grubhub and DoorDash in accusing the food delivery companies of deceptive business practices. Now, the city is looking for anecdotes about restaurants and third-party couriers. The city has launched an online survey that asks hospitality workers ”about your experiences with meal delivery companies, including but not …

Chicago accuses Grubhub, DoorDash of deceptive business practices

Chicago filed two consumer protection lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub on Friday for “engaging in deceptive and unfair business practices that harm restaurants and mislead consumers,” according to a press release. This is the first comprehensive law enforcement action against meal delivery companies in the U.S., the city said. The lawsuits, which are the result of an investigation …

Chicago sues DoorDash, Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers

The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices. The suits echo longstanding claims from restaurant owners that the platforms advertise delivery services for their businesses without their consent and conceal lower prices that restaurants offer directly to customers outside of the platforms. The city also claims both platforms …

FEE CAPS TAKE A BITE OUT OF JUST EAT TAKEAWAY’S U.S. PLANS

Just Eat Takeaway (JET) has been very clear about its plans for the U.S. and the newly acquired Grubhub business: Identify markets where the company is strongest and invest, invest, invest. The crown jewel of that strategy is New York City, historically a Grubhub stronghold and an enormous restaurant market. Unfortunately for Amsterdam-based JET, the Big …