Recently, government regulations in cities such as San Francisco, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York have brought a ray of hope for the restaurant industry. In these cities, officials have enacted temporary caps on third-party delivery fees required of restaurants already trying to stay afloat during COVID-19.
Lowering commissions that are usually at 15 to 30 percent, this decision, should it become permanent, could have a vital role in helping restaurants survive the pandemic, as decreased fees would bring in more profits and check the power of national delivery services. Read the article to learn about the need for local governments to support mom-and-pop restaurants in the midst of COVID-19!
Featured image by Nat Ogura (Beignets from A Taste of New Orleans)