Watch the movie just below so you understand some of the issues.
This is NOT an isolated situation. Restaurants are suffering if they try to stay open.
Independent Restaurants and Grocers don't have the order system in place to handle online ordering with delivery so they are forced to subscribe to expensive 3rd party services.
A typical Restaurant will pay an average of $300 for a setup fee, and on top of that they end up paying nearly $200 a Month for the ordering system.
An example of this service is ChowNow.com and at $150/mo. they are one of the more affordable options.
But then the delivery is added on top of that so ordering out becomes very expensive.
Restaurants and Grocers are being Help Hostage by these compaines.
They are changing restaurants 40% or more of the total food order.
Drivers also suffer because they can't make much money.
Because restaurants don't want to loose even more customers, they drop their margins in an effort to offset some of the delivery costs.
The consumer suffers as well because these inflated markups raise the prices substantially, nearly double in many cases.
Restaurants had a choice, they could either sign up for the expensive delivery services and make little or no money, or simply close the doors.