New York City moves to protect food delivery workers

The New York City Council has approved a package of bills designed to strengthen protections for the city’s tens of thousands of food delivery workers. The legislation will give couriers more control over their routes and better access to washrooms and also gets the ball rolling on establishing minimum per-trip payments. In summary, the six […]

Uber Eats, Postmates follow DoorDash with tiered delivery pricing structures

Uber Eats and Postmates have followed the example of DoorDash by implementing their own tiered delivery pricing structures amid a continuing conversation over the validity and morality of delivery modes during the pandemic. The two delivery services this week announced new tiered delivery pricing that sees them offer 15 per cent, 25 per cent, and […]

Delivery companies sue New York City over permanent fee cap

It’s been an incendiary issue for months now amid the struggles of the pandemic, and the issue of third-party delivery companies in foodservice is threatening to come to a head south of the border. Delivery platforms DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub are leading a lawsuit against New York City over the city’s implementation of a […]

Hard Bargain: Third-party delivery may be costly, but restaurateurs can’t afford not to engage with it

By Jeff Dover Delivery is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s foodservice industry. According to Ipsos Foodservice Monitor, delivery foodservice sales were $4.3 billion in Canada in 2018, an increase of 44 per cent over the previous year, with delivery now accounting for 8 per cent of QSR and 6 per cent of FSR meals. In […]

Food delivery service DoorDash joins Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, in Winnipeg

Press Release DoorDash, the largest and fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery in more than 4,000 cities in the United States and Canada, today announced its official launch in its 50th Canadian city, Winnipeg. The company plans to double its Canadian footprint to more than 100 cities by the end of 2019. Today, DoorDash is live in 50 cities […]