First there was Not Amazon, now there’s Not UberEats.
Did you know that every time you order food for delivery via a third-party application such as UberEats, Skip The Dishes, or DoorDash the restaurant is usually charged a fee of up to 30% of the total order price? That’s right— it doesn’t matter if it’s a local restaurant or a chain, these food delivery applications take a huge cut of each sale, diverting a huge chunk of the profits that could otherwise go to local businesses.
If that bothers you, you can now cut out the middleman and order straight from the source thanks to the new Not UberEats website created by Randy Singh, a software developer and team lead at Scotiabank. Not UberEats is a simple directory of Toronto restaurants that offer their own in-house delivery service. It’s very straightforward to use, and by browsing the website and ordering from one of the many establishments listed, you can support the community and redirect profits to local restaurants.
Not UberEats is completely free to use and does not charge any fees or commissions to the restaurants listed. It is an excellent alternative to using a food delivery app such as UberEats and is quickly going viral. Anyone is able to add a new restaurant to the listing — all you have to do is click Submit a Business and fill out the subsequent form.
It probably won’t take long before other cities get a similar version of this website.
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