Restaurant says some food delivery apps hurt business during pandemic

Reporter: Taylor Smith Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Some restaurants say customer use of food delivery apps is hurting their bottom line.

Apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates are convenient, but, depending on the company, they could take anywhere from 10% to 40% of the profit from restaurants customers order from through the apps.

And, during the COVID-19 outbreak, restaurant owners say those percentages really start to add up, so they are asking for your help.

“If it’s possible to come pick up your own meal,” said co-owner Seth Berman of Noodles Italian Café and Sushi Bar. “You pick up safe, curbside pickup, right in the back of your car, or we can hand it to you wearing gloves, wearing masks, as opposed to using the delivery company.”

Of course, a lot of local people are making ends meet by working for those delivery companies right now.

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