Uber Eats waives delivery fee for independent restaurants as virus spreads

This post was originally published on this site
https://i-invdn-com.akamaized.net/trkd-images/LYNXMPEG2F1WD_L.jpg
© Reuters. An Uber Eats courier walks in Kiev© Reuters. An Uber Eats courier walks in Kiev

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s (N:) food delivery business, Uber Eats, said on Monday it would waive delivery fee for independent restaurants across the United States and Canada.

Uber Eats is the latest aggregator to suspend commission from restaurants hit by the coronavirus outbreak, following in the footsteps of GrubHub Inc (N:) and Postmates Inc.

Takeaway.com (AS:), Europe’s largest online food ordering and delivery service, said on Monday it had seen a surge in restaurants signing up on its platform in the Netherlands in the wake of a government-ordered restaurant closure.

Restaurants need the financial relief. They face an expected drop in diners as states and cities postpone major events and crack down on dining establishments and other gathering places themselves.

GrubHub on Friday said it expected dine-in traffic in U.S. eateries to reduce by 75% over the next few weeks.

Some food chains including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (N:) and Fried chicken chain KFC, owned by Yum! Brands (N:), are offering free delivery to offset in-store declines.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.