Food Delivery Service Fees Capped In Alameda County

Torri Donley

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed a temporary ordinance that caps the fees charged to restaurants by food-delivery services such as Uber Eats and Grubhub.

The ordinance is effective immediately, covers unincorporated Alameda County and caps the fees at 15 percent of each order’s price. Other jurisdictions in the county such as Berkeley and Oakland have similar ordinances.

The new law is meant to help county restaurants stay afloat during the pandemic. It will be lifted when the local health emergency is over or when the supervisors modify or rescind it.

Supervisor Scott Haggerty, who recommended the ordinance, wrote in a letter to the board that food-delivery services have increased their fees by an average of 12.4 percent since the pandemic began. Research by his office showed that among 10 businesses in Castro Valley and San Lorenzo that restaurants are being charged fees of 15

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Dane County restaurant’s closing possible harbinger of things to come

Torri Donley

OREGON (WKOW) — The imminent closing of a popular Dane County restaurant aligns with recent survey data showing many restauranteurs are considering closing if the business environment does not change.

Chef Dave Heide of Charlie’s on Main in Oregon says he’ll close doors next month after five years in business. Heide’s restaurant has been doing exclusively curbside business since March to protect employees and customers. Heide says revenue is just 10 percent of revenue during normal operations.

He also says the failure of Congress to finalize another round of financial assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program contributed to the decision to close.

Heide also issues a warning.

“I’m not the only person who is going to be going out,” Heide says. “There’s a ton of people who are in the process of trying to figure out what closing looks like,” he says.

Survey results from the polling of restauranteurs across

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Allegheny County restaurant task force shuts down 2 repeat offenders for covid-19 violations

Torri Donley

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