JERSEY CITY, NJ - A reported possible takeover of Grub Hub by Uber Eats will have no short-term impact on Jersey City, said Mayor Steven Fulop.
Last week Fulop signed an Executive Order imposing a ten percent cap on fees that delivery services can charge for delivering meals. A joint statement from those food delivery companies called the Order “misguided and potentially disastrous” and predicted that it will “devastate locally owned restaurants that are being kept afloat thanks to the delivery and take-out services these companies provide,” and lead to job losses.
Uber Eats further responded by imposing a $3 service charge on restaurants for every delivery on top of the ten percent.
“Nothing is happening in the near term and our rules are only for this state of emergency moment,” Fulop said of the takeover that has been reported in various business outlets. “Also, there are lots of options. Grub Hub, Door Dash, Uber eats or the best option - call the restaurant direct and support them.”
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