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cheapshopper wrote: I only use UberEat and didn't know they took 30% commission. That's nuts.
Remember I also have to pay service fees.

Will check out Skio and Doordash
Skip also has similar commissions. Wouldn't be surprised if all the couriers had similar rates.
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NixxonExxo wrote: Some restaurants offers 10-20% discount on your order if you call in to pick it up. I think it's mostly Asian restaurant that does this but it's worth asking other restaurants. It's nice weather outside now and you should move your body to get your food and burn some calories.
A lot of western restaurants offer cash discount too. Just ask when you order or pay.
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CHINAdeals wrote: Fyi Uber still takes a big cut if you do pickup through the app. If you really want to support the restaurant just call and do a pickup order. It would help them a ton.
Ok, then they can lower their prices.

Fast food is 3x the price as in the USA and you're asking people to pay full price?
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rageguy wrote: My local restaurant is offering 10% off if you order from them and pick up. But if I order from UberEats and pick up myself today, I get 20% off. Since this is RFD and we're all about the savings, guess UberEats will get my money today.
But have you looked at the price on UberEats vs the restaurants? The price on UberEats is 10% more than in the restaurant. So you would actually save more buying directly.

I stopped using it when I realized att the ways UberEats profits.
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rageguy wrote: My local restaurant is offering 10% off if you order from them and pick up. But if I order from UberEats and pick up myself today, I get 20% off. Since this is RFD and we're all about the savings, guess UberEats will get my money today.
I like to think of RFD as a tool to help me spend my money wisely. It's not always about maximizing savings. Try to order direct and pickup yourself if you can (also try not to ask for additional discounts... and even try to tip!). Even before the pandemic, restaurants were getting screwed by these food delivery apps.
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rkt1337 wrote: Ok, then they can lower their prices.

Fast food is 3x the price as in the USA and you're asking people to pay full price?
3x? 🧐

Look, if you're complaining about big chains like McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Boston Pizza, etc. then fine. Whatever. They can absorb this.

But if you are expecting local independent restaurants to "lower their prices" then you're crazy. These restaurants have mostly always had super slim profit margins (like 0 to 15%), food delivery apps take a 30% cut, and there's a little global pandemic thing happening that is forcing restaurants to only do takeout (not to mention preventing people from going out). Support the restaurants you like. Or else they'll shutdown. They might shutdown anyway.
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Why would i support a business on thin margins? It only means there's too many of them. What i want is a few amazing restaurants that taste amazing. Not 500 shitty ones and 2-3 good ones that dilute the money for the segment so much that they all earn nothing and make the customer feel bad for taking part of a promotion.

My wife has had restaurants, i've seen this countless time. 1 restaurant opens and makes tons of moeny and 20 copy cat open in the same area and everyone is then poor. Then they all go out of business and 2-3 survive. That's what we need here.
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I grabbed some Uber gift cards during the promotion weeks ago (Get 7500 points for every $50 spent on any Uber or Netflix gift card)
And Drop App is also giving 50 points per $
Just wondering where OP saw this promo...
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rageguy wrote: My local restaurant is offering 10% off if you order from them and pick up. But if I order from UberEats and pick up myself today, I get 20% off. Since this is RFD and we're all about the savings, guess UberEats will get my money today.
why do restaurants even sign up delivery companies then if their margin is so narrow
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john.canad wrote: why do restaurants even sign up delivery companies then if their margin is so narrow
Brand presence.

They hope you will try, then maybe one-day come into the restaurant.
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john.canad wrote: why do restaurants even sign up delivery companies then if their margin is so narrow
Margins are not usually narrow in the food business. I don't know where "0 to 15%" comes from. But businesses want to increase sales by getting new customers, not by having regulars pay less. Perhaps the businesses are hoping in the long term, they gain new, loyal customers that stick with them even after UberEats or whatever delivery service stops subsidizing and doing promos and becomes cheaper to cut out the middle man like in the olden days.
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rkt1337 wrote: Why would i support a business on thin margins? It only means there's too many of them. What i want is a few amazing restaurants that taste amazing. Not 500 shitty ones and 2-3 good ones that dilute the money for the segment so much that they all earn nothing and make the customer feel bad for taking part of a promotion.
Not possible. The restaurant industry is too competitive. If a business is doing well, others will enter the market and drive up supply to meet the high demand, leading to lower prices. Economics 101. It's just a really competitive space. McDonalds, Momofuku, Cactus Club Cafe, Boston Pizza, Subway, Whole Foods cafeteria, that little restaurant with great pho opened by that nice immigrant Vietnamese couple: they're all competing with each other for your $ when you decide to eat out.
My wife has had restaurants, i've seen this countless time. 1 restaurant opens and makes tons of moeny and 20 copy cat open in the same area and everyone is then poor. Then they all go out of business and 2-3 survive. That's what we need here.
Exactly. EVERY RESTAURANT is a "copy cat" restaurant because they're serving food just like every other restaurant out there. That's why this space is so competitive. That's why the profit margins are so thin. You might think that the "1 restaurant opens " is unique and deserving of higher profit margins because it's serving some new type of ramen (or whatever) and playing cool music but there's nothing special about it. They're serving food. They're just 1 additional option for anyone wanting to eat out. So they're competing with all the other restaurants out there.

why do restaurants even sign up delivery companies then if their margin is so narrow
Because they have to. Because all their competitors are signed up for the delivery companies and if they don't, then they're going to miss out... even if they're making next to nothing from those orders.
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I just used Uber Eats the first the today. A&W costs twice as much because you cannot use your coupons. They offered free delivery, with a count down time of 45 seconds. It took my 2 minutes to complete the checkout, so I didn't get that... There is a service fee added you find out at about at the end.

When the delivery arrived it was missing part of my order. When I went to report it, they automatically added a tip. But I was able to edit away the tip. No tip for a driver who doesn't check the order.

It has been two hours and they haven't responded to my missing food report.

This was the first, and probably last time I will use Uber Eats. I would not paying much if I actually got what I paid for. But instead, I ended up going without so my son and wife could have their food.
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facebook259 wrote: I just used Uber Eats the first the today. A&W costs twice as much because you cannot use your coupons. They offered free delivery, with a count down time of 45 seconds. It took my 2 minutes to complete the checkout, so I didn't get that... There is a service fee added you find out at about at the end.

When the delivery arrived it was missing part of my order. When I went to report it, they automatically added a tip. But I was able to edit away the tip. No tip for a driver who doesn't check the order.

It has been two hours and they haven't responded to my missing food report.

This was the first, and probably last time I will use Uber Eats. I would not paying much if I actually got what I paid for. But instead, I ended up going without so my son and wife could have their food.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: How can the driver check your order when the bags are sealed?
Are they? Who seals them? The driver or the restaurant? I did notice some two sided tape when I opened it. But it seems the type that can be sealed many times. I expected that was just to make sure nothing fell into the bag while it was sitting on the porch.
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restaurant seals so driver can't tamper with food.
facebook259 wrote: Are they? Who seals them? The driver or the restaurant? I did notice some two sided tape when I opened it. But it seems the type that can be sealed many times. I expected that was just to make sure nothing fell into the bag while it was sitting on the porch.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: restaurant seals so driver can't tamper with food.
Well that is a bummer. Fast food restaurants mess up the orders regularly. No point in even ordering from them if nobody is double checking the orders.
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facebook259 wrote: Well that is a bummer. Fast food restaurants mess up the orders regularly. No point in even ordering from them if nobody is double checking the orders.
As a result they gave me a 5 dollar "Uber Cash" credit. I complained a drink and fries cost $6.31 with tax. The first person sent me a too bad too sad type message. No refund, no additional credit. I sent a message saying I would dispute with my credit card. They sent a second $5 cash credit. I added the $5 promotion and that gave me just enough to order another meal. This time everything was fine. I'm satisfied. But given there refusal to issue a refund when the items were not delivered, nor even reply within a timeframe that would have let me reorder before cooking for myself, I doubt I'll use Uber Eats again anytime soon. It is simple not a reliable nor cost effective option.

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