In an Attempt to Help Struggling Restaurants, Cities Regulate Food Delivery Apps

Route Fifty: As part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic, many cities and states have closed dine-in restaurant service, leaving local eateries with takeout and delivery as their only means of revenue. Many restaurants have turned to food delivery apps like DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, and UberEats to keep their customers fed—but using these services can come at a hefty price.

The commission that these apps take from restaurants varies, but can range as high as 20% to 40% of the order total.

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