Grubhub and Postmates Are Actively Defying Portland’s New Delivery Fee Law

Three weeks after Portland City Council passed a new ordinance capping fees on food delivery apps at 10 percent, two companies — Postmates and Grubhub — are still flouting the rules, and taking fees of up to 30 percent from local restaurants. In early July, City Council unanimously passed a fee cap to help small businesses struggling […]

Uber Eats to Waive Restaurant Fees for the Rest of 2020

Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) will allow restaurants to add online ordering to their websites, for delivery through Uber Eats, at no cost for the rest of the year. The food delivery specialist said the coronavirus pandemic has given it a new understanding of the importance that delivery has in the restaurant industry’s survival. But the third-party delivery […]

Uber Eats’ New Pilot Offers Commission-Free Orders for Restaurants, with a Catch

Today, Uber Eats launched a pilot program that lets its restaurant parters accept pickup and delivery orders directly through their own websites with no added commission fee for the rest of 2020.  The program seems to be a bid on Uber Eats’ part to keep restaurant partners entrenched in the third-party delivery service’s ecosystem by offering them […]

Local restaurants navigate food delivery — it comes down to cost and service

For some restaurants in Sahuarita and Green Valley, delivery service has become essential to stay afloat. Some are turning to third-party service apps like Postmates or the new, local Foodie Magoo’s, while others are handling deliveries with their own staffs. It all comes down to cost and service.  Using Postmates Denny’s in Sahuarita is signed […]

Uber Eats adds $3 Portland customer fee on food delivery orders after city approves 10% commission cap

Correction appended Uber has added a $3 customer surcharge on all food delivery orders from Portland businesses in response to the city’s new 10% limit on how much third-party food delivery apps can charge restaurants in commission during the coronavirus pandemic. The new fee on Uber Eats, labeled the “City of Portland Ordinance,” began appearing on the […]

Portland ordinance takes a bite out of food delivery fees

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Portland’s City Council may join a growing list of cities limiting charges by third-party food delivery services. City commissioners consider Wednesday morning an ordinance to temporarily limit services like DoorDash, Grubhub, Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats to a 15% charge for food deliveries. Dozens of local restaurants and business groups […]

Uber Eats offers NYC restaurants a break on fees

The food delivery wars are back on. Just three weeks after its offer to buy Grubhub crumbled, Uber is going on the offensive with a plan to steal its former potential partner’s Big Apple clients, The Post has learned. Starting on Tuesday, Uber’s food delivery arm, Uber Eats, began telling New York City eateries that […]

Panda Express launches delivery service as it cuts the Uber Eats, Postmastes middleman

Panda Express is taking control of its own food deliveries. The American Chinese restaurant is cutting out the middleman in deliveries so its guests will not incur additional fees typically found on third-party apps. To celebrate the launch, Panda Express is offering free delivery beginning Thursday through July 1 on orders over $10. The restaurant […]

Grubhub defies SF’s commission cap, hikes restaurant fees again

On Friday, June 12 — the first day San Francisco restaurants could officially reopen for outdoor dining — Kagawa-Ya Udon owner Katherine Chaio got an email from Grubhub notifying her that its rates were going up. In April, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a temporary limit on the commission that third-party food delivery companies can charge […]

How The Grubhub Merger With Just Eat Takeaway Affects The U.S. Food Delivery Market

Rumors of an Uber/Grubhub merger swirled for nearly a month and no doubt such a tie up would have had major implications on the domestic market. The very idea of this combined company’s market share advantage spawned concerns over even higher commission fees, a significant pain point for restaurant operators increasingly reliant on delivery services.    […]