I own a restaurant that only does takeout thank fuck. a friend of mine owns a franchise restaurant in town and says he is being forced to use skip the dishes as of july 1st. he’s been trying to push against it for two years but its coming down hard from corporate. there is nothing he can do. they currently employ two full time drivers that get paid a base wage plus tips. now that they are being forced to use STD he’s going to move them into the restaurant to keep them employed.
delivery services also suck because you cannot control them. getting blasted at the restaurant and want to shut off deliveries for a couple hours so the kitchen can catch up? sorry too bad. want to close the restaurant early? sorry, that’ll cost you money, its in the contract you have to be open. you sign on with these guys and you basically lose money and have to raise prices to make up the difference. at least thats what everyone I hear from in the industry has to say. you lose all leverage too. STD and the like go in to corporate meetings like pharmaceutical reps to doctors offices. and they are just as nefarious.
fuck them all. wanna really help a restaurant? pick up your food directly and pay cash.