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How third-party delivery could possibly be legislated federally


As food delivery becomes synonymous with the restaurant experience — data from McKinsey and Company shows that the value of the food delivery industry has more than tripled since 2017 —  the need for guardrails around the still-budding segment of the restaurant industry has grown.  

The amount of both regional legislation and individual litigation attempting to regulate and mitigate issues with the food delivery industry has escalated recently.

Over the past two months alone, Florida passed a bill requiring delivery apps to get permission from restaurants before arranging pickups, a New York City councilmember just proposed a bill that would require delivery apps to allow customers to tip before placing orders, and California put forth a bill that would require delivery app providers to provide an itemized breakdown of fees at checkout, including a disclosure of restaurant-facing fees.

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