City Council passes 15% permanent fee cap on food delivery apps

Food delivery apps such as Seamless and UberEats will no longer be able to charge restaurants more than 15% of an order under a City Council bill passed Thursday that makes a temporary pandemic restriction permanent. 

The fee cap was originally created to protect restaurants during the height of Covid-19 infections when dining room sales plummeted and delivery became the main source of revenue. In July the council extended the cap until early next year.

It is now here to stay. The mayor plans to sign the bill into law, according to a spokesperson.

The delivery services, primarily Grubhub (which owns Seamless), DoorDash and Uber Eats, can now charge no more

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