Your order has been canceled: Delivery apps could need consent to list Seattle restaurants

It could soon be illegal for services like DoorDash and Uber Eats to deliver food unless they have the restaurant owner’s consent. That bill passed the Seattle City Council unanimously Monday, and now awaits the mayor’s signature. Here’s the problem: A company like Uber Eats finds an old menu on the web somewhere. And it …

Chicago’s 15 Percent Delivery Fee Cap Extension Stalls

The effort to extend Chicago’s pandemic 15 percent cap on third-party delivery charges for restaurants stalled at Wednesday morning’s City Council meeting, but the measure could be approved next month. In November, city officials instituted a cap on fees that companies like DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats can require of restaurants as COVID-19 halted dining room service …

NYC BILL WOULD REQUIRE DELIVERY COMPANIES TO SHARE DATA WITH RESTAURANTS

A bill introduced in the New York City Council this week would require third-party delivery companies like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub to share more data with the restaurants that use their marketplaces. That data would include a customer’s name, phone number, email address, delivery address and the contents of the order, allowing restaurants to market directly …

Uber Eats launches new features and some leave the ‘riders’ behind

Uber is a company of contrasts. As the passenger transport division closed 2020 with $ 6.768 billion in losses, Uber Eats’ worldwide sales soared 224%. The confinements and limitations to mobility were taking away its main business, at the same time that the delivery division became the support of the technology company. Now, Uber is …

Restaurants would be required to allow NYC’s 80,000 food delivery workers to use restrooms under proposed legislation

New York City’s 80,000 food delivery workers were declared “essential” during the pandemic — but many have faced long shifts, low wages and aren’t even allowed to relieve themselves in restaurant bathrooms. Bills to be introduced in the City Council Thursday aim to improve those conditions, and crack down on food delivery apps that advocacy …

Beijing’s ‘Big Tech’ Crackdown Continues With Anti-Trust Probe Into Food-Delivery Giant

The probe reportedly resulted from a public tip. Though it’s not yet known how long the investigation will last, it’s worth remembering that the Alibaba probe was launched on Christmas Eve of last year, and ended earlier this month. Meituan has pledged to cooperate (though of course it has little choice in the matter). “The company …

Chicago’s 15 Percent Delivery Fee Cap for Grubhub and DoorDash Has Expired

Chicago’s 15 percent commissioncap on what delivery companies charge restaurants expired last weekend, and while there aren’t reports of DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats raising fees to pre-pandemic levels, an alderman has proposed extending the policy through at least the fall. Last year, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker suspended indoor dining during the start of the …

Menulog starts trial but gig economy workers’ security remains precarious

A federal Select Committee on Job Security looking into how rife insecure work is across the country is currently taking submissions from insecure workers in New South Wales. Chaired by Labor Senator Tony Sheldon, it was set up last year after five food delivery drivers were killed at work. It is expected to report by November. See …

DoorDash pushes back against fee delivery commissions with new charges

OAKLAND, Calif.—For nearly a decade, Grand Lake Kitchen, across from picturesque Lake Merritt, where locals head for leisurely walks, had become a popular breakfast and brunch destination. So many visitors ordered the $14 avocado toast and the $11 vegetarian sandwich called the Kamala Llama — a nod to Oakland’s favorite daughter — that in 2018 it …

Italy Just Forced Uber Eats, Three Other Companies, To Hire 60,000 Workers

Could it be deja vu all over again? The same ride sharing services that are constantly doing battle in the U.S. about whether or not they should be hiring their workers – a move that would cripple their cost structure and any hopes of future profitability for their respective businesses – are now fighting the same …