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Baltimore City Council approve legislation that would cap food delivery app fees

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 07:50:59-05

BALTIMORE — On Monday, Baltimore City Council unanimously approved new legislation that would put a cap on how much food delivery apps can charge.

The cap would prohibit delivery apps, like Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates and Uber Eats, from charging more than 15 percent of the total cost of an order. It also forbids these apps from charging higher prices than the restaurant.

Restaurant owners say the best way to support them is to order directly from them and delete the apps.

Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County already have this cap for delivery apps in place. Their county executives made executive orders last month.

However, even though City Council approved the bill on Monday, it's still waiting for Mayor Brandon Scott's signature.