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Delivery services have preyed on New York City’s small businesses for years. If you were a small restaurant/deli and didn’t join these platforms and pay upwards of 30% commission per order, you might as well have shuttered your business altogether.

The pandemic has shown the extent of their greed – standing on the necks of the restaurants they’ve vowed to “help.”

New York City Council approved legislation to license food-delivery apps and to permanently cap commissions they can charge restaurants.

The bills limit the amount that companies can charge restaurants to use their platforms to 15% of food orders for delivery services and 5% for advertising and other nondelivery services.

Mayor de Blasio has 30 days (from 8/22/21) to sign the legislation, which would go into effect 120 days after becoming law.

Source: Reuters

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