Grubhub told me that The Warren's fees were so high because he had opted into additional marketing.
The Warren's owner says that his rep told him he was signed up for the marketing, without his knowledge, because he did not respond to emails about it.
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One of my favorite local restaurants no longer does delivery themselves. It’s all via Uber eats.
The other is only doing curbside pickup right now. They actually canceled their delivery entirely as a precaution because of the rona.
I haven’t had Chinese food in 3 months because I don’t have a car and can’t do curbside delivery. I’m having withdrawals man.
a lot of restaurants web pages send you right to apps.
a year ago a real estate broker in LA was telling me about a commercial space opening up that was going to be nothing but the kitchens of known restaurants, solely for the purpose of delivery.
i imagine a few of these will pop up around the city.
What if the restaurant doesn’t deliver? Or what if their fee is bazonkers? Postmates has been the shit lately with all the promo codes the food comes out only a couple bucks more than if I ordered for pick up. And that difference comes out to nothing if you consider the convenience and the time you don’t have to spend to go pick it up.
It’s a new world out there. Adapt or die.
My last like 5 orders from them have been barely over the meal price. I mean literally maybe 2 or 3 bucks over. I do variate between different services though to see what’s the cheapest. Sometimes DoorDash works better, sometimes UberEats, but the most I’ve paid over I think was like $5. That’s where I draw the line*. Otherwise I do pickup.
That’s part of the adapt thing. And I don’t mean the servers, but the business. Servers can probably find a different line of work if they don’t make enough money without tips, in fact they’ll have to one way or another. So the business needs to start paying them a fair wage. For too long restaurants factored in tips to pay servers shit.
Dude. I’ve been through so many jobs that I’m pretty sure I can say that. If you aren’t making enough money where you work you _have_ to find a different job. That’s just the truth of it. Saying “they aren’t getting tips so people shouldn’t use apps to order food” is silly to the extreme. Being a server is not a career.
Never said people shouldn’t use the apps. All I was saying is that it adds a lot more work and zero benefit and in an already tough job that’s tough. And a lot of servers can’t just get another job. There aren’t a lot of jobs that have the flexibility that serving does. Having kids or going to school while working is hard when trying to get a 9-5. Most other jobs that have the flexibility that serving does most times don’t pay nearly as well at time.
My whole point from the get go is that it’s just adding more and more work. And with COVID right now, most places are already tacking on even more to their plate with little compensation and the actual people sometimes aren’t very conscious to their situation. It’s not like they can just quit now since very little (except for restaurants) are hiring. They might be able to get a job at a retail store but no way will that money compare.
It’s not as simple to a lot of people as “just find a new job” as you would like to think. I’ve literally seen it countless times and that was before this pandemic.
Technically if a tipped employee is not receiving enough tips to make minimum wage by law the employer has to make up the difference.
The whole “they only make $2 an hour” thing is a strawman. They make no less than federal minimum wage unless the employer is violating federal labor laws.
I don’t like being forced to tip to ensure employees get a living wage, but I do it. Let’s stop pretending these people are someone making less than a person from McDs through
That's the part where you're being a real schmuck. The business isn't going to "pay them a fair wage" - nobody is forcing them to and you're just being ignorant. Without tips, they're just screwed, but that works fine for you. You think they can just run out to get better jobs in spite of all the available evidence during Covid that there are no other jobs and some of us are doing fundraisers to help our server friends get by.
Frankly I hate the concept of tipping. I think it places undue pressure on customers to make up for the money that the business should already be paying its employees.
Now having said that I always tip, and I tip well, because I’m not an asshole. But I would 100% rather the business just charge me more up front and be done with it. I know why they don’t, because it makes their prices look lower if tipping is “voluntary” but that’s just being dishonest. Charge what you need to charge and let me decide if the price is acceptable.
If you hate it then don't eat at restaurants. Nobody is forcing you to.
You not tipping isn't going to magically change the minimum wage law to give these workers a salary. You're just going to help ruin their day and make them feel bad about themselves while you underpay for your food.
If you want to fix the problem, don't do it by making other people suffer. Start voting for progressive politicians who will get the labor laws changed.
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Several restaurants have also publicly worried that if Uber's talks to acquire Grubhub succeed, small restaurant owners will have even less power in pushing back against the fees.
All the delivery services are now facing anger from smaller restaurants for giving priority in their apps to chain restaurants because of the volume the chains can bring, even though the chains generally pay the apps lower fees, according to restaurant consultants.
In the apps, the chains often appear at the top of the list of restaurants in any area - unless smaller restaurants pay additional fees to bolster their placement.
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At the heart of the issues is some basic math. For the typical restaurant, fixed costs such as labor, food and rent eat up around 90 percent of the money coming in. That leaves little room for the base fees that the large delivery services charge small restaurants, which generally are 20 percent to 30 percent of what customers pay for each order.