Uber Angry: Fulop Lashes Out at Food Delivery Companies ‘Exploiting Local Restaurants’

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Mayor Steven Fulop had strong words for food delivery companies that have attempted to circumvent his Executive Order capping charges imposed on restaurants for their service at 10 percent. 

“Whether it’s exploiting their Uber drivers or Uber exploiting local restaurants by squeezing their margins, Uber continues to show that as a multibillion-dollar company they care very little about working people, even in a pandemic,” Fulop said. “As a city, our administration will work with the City Council and we won’t back down. Instead, we will continue to amend and strengthen our policy until Uber stops their predatory ways against working people.”

A statement released by Uber Eats, as well as DoorDash, Gurbhub, and Postmates called Fulop’s order “extreme” and said it was “misguided and potentially disastrous for the very businesses it purports to help.” Soon after Uber Eats imposed a $3 surcharge for deliveries.

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