Proposed ordinance would cap food delivery fees in Lincoln

An ordinance proposed in the Lincoln City Council would make it illegal for third-party food delivery fees to exceed 15 percent of the cost of the food ordered during times of a declared emergency – whether declared locally or by state officials. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln restaurants who use food delivery services may soon see a stop to excessive charges.

An ordinance proposed in the Lincoln City Council would make it illegal for third-party food delivery fees to exceed 15 percent of the cost of the food ordered during times of a declared emergency

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City Council weighs putting a cap on delivery service fees charged Lincoln restaurants | Dining


Derek Johnson, who delivers for DoorDash, leaves the downtown Qdoba with a customer’s order March 27.

Lincoln City Councilwoman Tammy Ward, seeking to throw local restaurants another pandemic lifeline, proposed an ordinance to cap the fee a food delivery service can charge a restaurant to shuttle takeout to hungry homebodies. 

Third-party companies such as DoorDash or UberEats could not charge restaurants more than 15% of the purchase price to deliver orders under the ordinance, which Ward crafted to mirror one passed in Chicago.

The ordinance would only apply while the city’s pandemic emergency lasts,

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County To Consider Cap On Food Delivery Fees

Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday will consider capping fees food delivery companies charge restaurants, as restaurants continue to suffer economically under COVID-19 restrictions.

If approved, companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash could charge restaurants no more than 15 percent of the total order price, including delivery, for delivery services.

While the state recently allowed county restaurants to re-open outdoor dining areas, indoor dining is still prohibited while the county is still in the most restrictive tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Dozens of Contra Costa restaurants have closed in the past year, as the spread of COVID-19

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Supes Cap Food Delivery Fees During Covid-19

Lending a hand to local restaurants suffering economically under COVID-19 restrictions, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday capped what third parties can charge for food delivery.

DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and other services now can only charge up to 15 percent of the total cost of an order, and 10 percent of third-party orders picked up by the customer at a restaurant. Typically, delivery providers charge up to 30 percent.

The cap would be lifted once the state allows restaurants to open indoor seating at 100 percent capacity, though the board can revisit that at any time.

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Food delivery service costs add to your bill; Diners should consider cost, arrival time and fees | Time Out

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic caused shutdowns around the world, people have been depending more on food delivery services in lieu of going out to dinner.

The change in dining habits sees customers supporting local restaurants and at the same time practicing safe health.

There’s also been a jump in an off-shoot of take-out — food delivery services.

The turnaround has boosted revenues for the big three delivery services, GrubHub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.

GrubHub reported a third- quarter 53% revenue increase from the same time last year.

Uber Eats also saw significant increases in revenue for its delivery service,

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Contra Costa Co. supervisors vote on capping fees from DoorDash, UberEats during the pandemic

CONTRA COSTA, Calif. (KGO) — On Tuesday, Contra Costa County may cap the amount of fees that food delivery companies can charge restaurants that are fighting to survive the pandemic.

Supervisors are considering limiting companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash to a 15 percent charge on delivery orders.

Restaurants have had to lean on delivery services during the pandemic, but they lose large profits by doing so. Some estimates suggest that delivery charges can take up to a quarter of some establishments’ profits.

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