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Article newyorker.com

How Delivery Apps Like Uber Eats May Put Your Favorite Restaurant Out of Business - The New Yorker


Elizabeth Dunn on how food-delivery apps are cutting into restaurants’ profits and eroding the dining experience.

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Article chicago.eater.com

OpenTable Fires Employee For Making Fake Reserve Bookings - Eater Chicago (2018)


OpenTable has fired an employee for making hundreds of Chicago restaurant reservation using Reserve, a rival booking platform OpenTable Infuriates Restaurants With Fake Reser...

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Podcast a16z.com

a16z Podcast: Who’s Down with CPG, DTC? (And Micro-Brands Too?)


with Ryan Caldbeck, Jeff Jordan, and Sonal Chokshi

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Article nytimes.com

Instacart and DoorDash’s Tip Policies Are Delivering Outrage - The New York Times


The delivery companies are under fire from critics who say the companies are taking advantage of their workers with deceptive tipping policies.

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Article techcrunch.com

After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is shutting down, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday.

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Article techcrunch.com

How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads that promote a few. Facebook helped you choose between pieces ...

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Article vice.com

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers - VICE - Vice (2019)


The phone numbers add tracking before connecting to a restaurant so that Grubhub can bill for a marketing fee.

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Article vox.com

California passes AB5 bill to regulate Uber, Lyft and the gig economy - Vox - Vox (2019)


Senate lawmakers passed a controversial bill, known as AB 5, after months of uproar from businesses and gig companies such as Uber and Lyft. The bill will require businesses to ...

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Article vice.com

Instacart’s Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike - Vice (2020)


Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the grocery delivery company has refused to offer its 175,000 gig workers basic protections like hazard pay, hand sanitizer, and paid leave for th...

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Article themargins.substack.com

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage - Margins by Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk


There is such a thing as a free lunch If capitalism is driven by a search for profit, the food delivery business confuses the hell out of me. Every platform loses money. Rest...

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Article saddlebackbbq.com

How Google, DoorDash, & Grubhub Conspire To Screw Local Restaurants


DoorDash & GrubHub charge restaurants an advertising fee and then use that money to pay Google to run advertisements that use our restaurant’s brand name to divert cust

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