DeSantis signs Florida delivery bill pre-empting local delivery regulations

The law, backed by Uber and DoorDash, requires delivery firms to delist restaurants that want to be removed and will prevent local governments from passing regulations impacting third-party delivery. Dive Brief: Dive Insight: Uber Eats and DoorDash both backed SB 676, company representatives told Restaurant Dive. “We’re pleased that Florida policymakers took a collaborative approach on how …

Food delivery apps could soon face state regulations in Florida

TAMPA – A Florida bill now on the governor’s desk may give the state regulatory control over food delivery apps like Uber and GrubHub. The bill aims to protect restaurants and consumers, according to lawmakers in Tallahassee. Key aspects of the proposed law include making sure restaurants don’t appear on a platform unless they want to be there, and …

Wallingford restaurants upset with DoorDash over unauthorized listing

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two local restaurants in Wallingford are frustrated with DoorDash after discovering that their establishments were listed on the platform without their permission. Knuckleheads Kitchen and Tap & Vine Restaurant claim that despite multiple attempts to remove their menus from DoorDash, the listings persist, causing confusion and frustration among customers. According to …

Bill giving state control over food delivery regs clears final Senate committee stop

Tallahassee could regulate how you get your dinner soon. The state is looking to swallow up all regulatory authority over food delivery apps such as Uber Eats and Grubhub, per legislation advanced by the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee. SB 676, filed by GOP Sen. Jennifer Bradley of Clay County, would preempt the regulation of “food delivery platforms” …

Florida’s proposed ‘pro-restaurant’ regulations will hurt small, independent restaurants

‘I appreciate the efforts of the bill sponsors in both chambers, but these bills, as written, can’t pass if we want to preserve the economic vitality and culinary diversity of the restaurant industry in Florida.’ The pandemic created a dramatic increase in usage of online food ordering platforms. Today, roughly 40% of restaurant sales come from online …

Uber Eats and Chicago Reach $10 Million Settlement Over Deceptive Practices

Last year, the city of Chicago sued both DoorDash and Gruhub, accusing the third-party delivery couriers in separate filings of illegal business operations. Allegations include accusing Grubhub of ignoring the city’s pandemic emergency fee cap and both platforms for listing restaurants on ordering platforms without their consent. Somehow, Uber Eats escaped the city’s legal fury, but …

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 …

Google accused of ‘deceptive’ online ordering practices by restaurant group

Dive Brief: A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google alleging the tech giant infringed on restaurants’ intellectual property rights and interfered with their customer relationships by using “deceptive online ordering practices.” The suit was filed on behalf of Left Field Holdings, which operates several Lime Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants. The complaint alleges that Google used the Lime …

Legislation aims to regulate third-party delivery drivers

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – People who order food on third-party delivery apps might soon see some changes in the people delivering their food. A bill in the House and one in the Senate add regulations to drivers. It was a change Kurt Bean, owner of Bops Pizza on Blairs Ferry Rd, said needed to …

Solving third-party delivery problems with sights set on Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash

When an online app used for ordering takeout kept listing the menus of his Salvatore’s Tomato Pies restaurants without his consent, owner Patrick DePula became irritated. “Even though we would tell them to take the menus down, they would go away, then come back,” DePula said. Third-party food delivery services such as Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber …