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 […]

Postmates, Uber Offer Promotions for Black Restaurants, Raising Tough Legal Questions

New meal-delivery company promotions benefiting black-owned restaurants are raising legal questions about whether gig economy giants can offer race-based benefits. The programs, announced by Uber Eats and Postmates following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, waive delivery fees for black-owned restaurants but make no such benefit available to other minority or […]

Uber Eats stops charging delivery fees to black-owned restaurants

Uber said it will make changes to its ride-hailing app and Uber Eats delivery service to support black-owned businesses. In an email to customers late Thursday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Uber Eats will promote black-owned restaurants on its app, and that the service will not charge delivery fees to those restaurants “for the remainder of […]

Audit Risks Emerge for DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats

The boom in services delivering pizza, chicken wings and Kung Pao beef to millions sheltering at home during the Covid-19 pandemic is prompting a closer look into whether they’re properly collecting and remitting state and local taxes. Internet- and app-based platforms such as DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, Seamless and Uber Eats were already on tax administrators’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 third-party food delivery services come out against Jersey City directive limiting fees

DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats have come out against a Jersey City order that would not allow third-party food delivery services to earn more than 10 percent in fees, calling the measure “misguided and potentially disastrous.” “The extreme executive order issued today in Jersey City to limit the amount that restaurants pay to offer […]

Boston, D.C., and Baltimore Join the List of Cities That Want Caps on Third-party Delivery Fees

Baltimore, Boston, and Washington, D.C. all recently joined the growing list of cities imposing mandatory caps on the commission fees third-party delivery services charge restaurants. San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, and Los Angeles have already passed similar measures or are considering them. The D.C. Council passed emergency COVID-19 legislation on Tuesday that, among other things, capped commission fees at […]

Fight Club: Mischief. Mayhem. Third-Party Delivery Fee Caps.

If you like a good fight, the one around restaurant commission fee caps is worth watching. I spent the better part of three-plus hours the other day tuned into the New York City Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing public hearing. One hotly debated topic was around capping commission fees third-party delivery services like […]