Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery apps, such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and others.
“We recognize the challenges posed by COVID-19 to our restaurant community, and we’re grateful to third party delivery apps that have made it possible for Washingtonians to continue supporting local restaurants, and allowed many businesses to stay open,” Inslee said.
“However, these are difficult times. We all must sacrifice during these uniquely challenging times to both support our businesses and slow the spread of COVID-19. We encourage Washingtonians to support their local restaurants safely through delivery and take-out options that are available.”
The proclamation caps delivery fees at 15% and total fees at 18% of the purchase price of an order. Third-party [delivery apps] have seen increased usage as fewer people are dining indoors this year due to health restrictions and concerns over contracting COVID-19.
The proclamation is similar to measures taken in several cities around Washington. It takes effect Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 12:01 a.m.
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