De Blasio signs bill capping NYC restaurant delivery-app fees

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills on Tuesday that could temporarily eat into the profits of food-ordering and delivery apps like Grubhub and UberEats. Starting June 2, the commissions that food-delivery apps can charge Big Apple eateries will be capped at 20 percent — or 15 percent for delivery charges and 5 percent for any other […]

Should Restaurants Fear Uber Eats?

Restaurants continue to reel from the devastating impact of the coronavirus. The ones that have remained open have become even more reliant on the handful of online platforms that dominate the food delivery landscape — despite the fact that those platforms don’t really make any money themselves. Anxiety over the fees restaurants must pay to be listed on […]

2 New Mexico Restaurateurs Are Adding Fuel To The Fire Under GrubHub

As restaurants struggle to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, many have turned to delivery apps to serve customers until it is safe to return to dine-in service. But the fees these companies charge have left restaurant owners reeling. City councils in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., have recently voted […]

Food delivery with third-party apps like Grubhub and Uber Eats is booming, but no one’s making money. Here’s why their business is broken.

New York just passed a temporary 15% cap on third-party delivery commissions and a limit of 5% on marketing contributions and other related fees. And Uber Eats, which just made a bid to buy Grubhub, is locked in a bitter feud with Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop. Food delivery is booming during the pandemic, and […]

To save their local small businesses, people are cutting out delivery apps such as Uber, Grubhub, DoorDash and Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO — Every morning, Turtle Brennen, a research engineer who lives here in the Mission District, buys a coffee from Ritual Roasters, a locally based coffee chain. Since the stay-at-home order, he’s also been getting a pastry so he can support the bakeries it works with. He calls restaurants and picks up his food […]

Uber Eats slaps surcharge on customers of Jersey City eateries in response to 10% commission cap

People who use the Uber Eats app to order delivery from their favorite restaurants in Jersey City will have to start ponying up some extra cash. The popular food delivery service announced Friday that it will charge Jersey City restaurant customers an extra $3 in response to Mayor Steve Fulop’s executive order capping how much food delivery […]

Potential Uber Eats-Grubhub Combo Would Surpass DoorDash To Create The Largest U.S. Food Delivery App

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping consumers at home and ordering more food for delivery, ride-sharing company and Uber Eats parent Uber has reportedly made an offer for smaller rival Grubhub in a potential tie-up that would make Uber the largest U.S. food delivery platform. Grubhub shares surged 29% on Tuesday while Uber’s rose 2.4% after Bloomberg reported […]

Uber Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Grubhub

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is in talks to acquire Grubhub, said three people with knowledge of the discussions, aiming to create one giant player in food delivery as more people turn toward those services in the coronavirus pandemic. Uber recently approached Grubhub with a potential all-stock takeover bid, said two of the people, who spoke on […]

Why Uber Eats has dropped its commission fee cap to 30%

OPINION: In New Zealand, the economy has been devastated by the necessary restrictions put in place to counter the virus, with the restaurant industry one of the hardest-hit sectors. It’s been almost seven weeks since restaurants across the country were told to shut their doors. Their revenue ceased. With restaurants now back open for take away […]

Grubhub CEO responds to backlash over fees amid pandemic

Grubhub’s CEO is facing outrage over the company’s businesses practices during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants have long complained about the hefty fees delivery services such as Grubhub charge, but because of the pandemic, many have been forced to the rely on delivery to maintain some flow of income. San Francisco and Seattle recently put in place emergency […]