By Mischa Young To say it’s been a rough year for the restaurant industry is an understatement. Restaurants across Canada have suffered immensely from stay-at-home orders, strict in-person seating capacity restrictions, and other lockdown measures induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten per cent of Canada’s independent restaurants have already permanently shut down in light of […]
The province’s government has acted amid a fierce debate across the province and beyond. By Tom Nightingale The Quebec provincial government has unanimously adopted legislation that temporarily caps large-scale third-party delivery fees in the province while indoor dining remains closed. The new temporary law, Bill 87, caps the commissions charged to restaurants by delivery platforms […]
The debate around third-party delivery apps is intensifying amid the economic impacts of COVID-19 By Tom Nightingale For the foodservice businesses and restaurants that have been able to survive the last 12 months of COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with the fast rate of change has been vital. In particular, operators across the country have had […]
Delivery platform SkipTheDishes has courted controversy in British Columbia by introducing a new B.C. surcharge on orders in response to the province’s temporary cap on third-party delivery services’ fees. The temporary 15-per-cent cap on the fees that delivery services can charge restaurants went into effect on December 22 in what the provincial government described as […]
The lawsuit against third-party companies describes the level of delivery fees being charged during the pandemic as exorbitant and abusive.
Quebec’s latest COVID-19 lockdown will keep bars and restaurants closed until at least February 8, except for curbside pickup and delivery.
B.C.’s Emergency Program Act (EPA) order will place a temporary cap of 15% on fees charged to restaurants from food delivery companies.
The Ontario food delivery cap officially began on Saturday, December 19 under the Supporting Local Restaurants Act, 2020.
Restaurants and operators must be careful not to cede control over customer loyalty as off-premises consumption becomes the norm.
Reports from SkipTheDishes and DoorDash offer insights into 2020’s leading food delivery trends among consumers.