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Food Delivery Apps Under Fire From New York City Council

News Talk – Eshaan Vasisht

How many of you use food delivery apps like Uber Eats or GrubHub? What’s your favorite restaurant you order from? How would you feel if they went away or got more expensive? Now, the city council in New York is cracking down on the fees that these delivery apps charge to restaurants. According to an article in the New York Times, restaurants were being charged fees between 15 and 30 percent, in addition to Grubhub billing restaurants when there were calls that did not result in orders. Grubhub is the main suspect here, as they control two-thirds of the New York City market. The city council believes that this doesn’t give small restaurants a chance. The bills are not official yet, but they are expected to be the subject of a public hearing by the end of April. Most of the city council is in agreement that these bills need to be passed, so they will likely be in effect in the foreseeable future. This is an issue of the ethics behind these companies, and the general consensus is that the fees need to be reduced. What do you think of this issue and what do you think is the best way to go forward?

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