DoorDash launches DashPass for Students

Dive Brief: DoorDash launched DashPass for Students, a membership plan for college students for $4.99 a month, which is half of the cost of a standard DashPass membership, the company announced on Monday. Annual memberships are also available for $48.  DashPass for Students is available to all undergraduate and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities …

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 …

DoorDash, Grubhub offer drivers relief for gas costs

Dive Brief: DoorDash is launching a Gas Rewards program to help drivers cover expensive gas costs. The offering includes 10% cashback on fuel via DasherDirect and a weekly gas bonus for frequent delivery workers based on mileage. Grubhub began increasing per-mile driver pay nationwide on March 9, Bloomberg reports, although the company did not disclose how large the boost …

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 …

DoorDash to penalize McDonald’s outlets that take too long on delivery orders

McDonald’s restaurants that slow down DoorDash delivery workers by making them wait for orders that aren’t ready on time are about to face stiff financial penalties, according to a report. DoorDash will start dinging eateries by raising its commission rates — which will jump as high as 20% of an order — that McD’s restaurants …

City of Fort Collins and Nosh NoCo Partnering for $5 off Promotion Feb. 1 – 3

In an effort to promote and support local restaurants, the City of Fort Collins and Nosh NoCo have partnered to offer customers $5 off their take-out and delivery orders February 1-3 when they use code FOCOLOVE. Nosh NoCo is the only local food delivery service in Northern Colorado. When customers use Nosh they are helping …

Chicago Raises New Allegations in Lawsuit Against Grubhub

In late 2021, nearly six months after officials first filed a lawsuit against third-party delivery giant Grubhub, the city of Chicago filed an amended complaint that includes new allegations that the locally based company “used deceptive marketing and pricing practices designed to mislead consumers and unfairly harm the same local restaurants Grubhub claims to support,” officials …

Nosh NoCo Offers Fort Collins Restaurants Free Sign Up & Reduced Commission Rates

The City of Fort Collins has partnered with Nosh NoCo to help restaurants offer delivery and takeout services by covering 10% of the commission costs placed on restaurants. This means that a restaurant will pay reduced fees (5% for delivery and 2.5% for takeout orders) to Nosh NoCo for taking, processing, and fulfilling orders on the Nosh NoCo …