Why Are Food Delivery App Fees So Freaking Expensive?
How is it legal for these delivery companies to get away with these insane surcharges? There outta be a law!
The other day, I was feeling so sick, too sick to go to the kitchen and cook some food for myself and my child. Laying in my bed, hair matted and breath funky, I weakly managed to grab my cell phone, open up the UberEats app, and click on Chili's Bar & Grill menu.
I am the BIGGEST FAN EVER those Chili's Southwestern Egg Rolls, which have been my favorite thing to order from Chili's since the 90s. I could just taste the yummy concoction of a crispy tortilla shell stuffed with black beans, corn, spices, and that tangy Southwestern sauce they put on it. (I think it's avocado-ranch sauce.) I added the item to my cart and selected the "Pay Now" option.
There were the taxes I had to pay on my order. Yikes, but okay, cool. Then they got carried away with two sets of Service Fees and Delivery Fees. TWO SETS! Something that was going to cost me about $11 with tax was going to cost me about $12 in delivery and service fees--and that was before we even got to the TIP! You do the math, that is a 120% mark-up to have my food delivered to me from the restaurant. That is outrageous!
Ordering a nine-dollar appetizer from this app was going to cost me came $33 and some change. I was so disgusted, I deleted the app from my phone and cussed them out under my breath.
Maybe we could do what the governor in Washington did this week and issue a proclamation to put these third-party app fees in CHECK! That's right, UberEats and 'nem, y'all need to take a chill pill. Miss me with that mess!