Cleveland Heights Puts Caps On Restaurant Delivery Charges

(Cleveland Heights) - Cleveland Heights City Council has approved an ordinance that puts a limit on the fee that food delivery services can charge restaurants.

The reason for the ordinance is that quite often, the fees charged by restaurants to services such as UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash can add as much as 30 percent to the total cost of a delivery, which is often passed along to the customer, but often absorbed by the restaurant, thus cutting their profit margin.

The new cap for what a restaurant can be charged is 15 percent. The cap will be in effect until 90 days after the state lifts capacity limits on restaurants.

The City of Cleveland already has a similar ordinance in effect.

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