Nobody but big delivery firms are benefiting from the coronavirus crisis, a North London restaurant manager has said.
Hakan, who runs Devran Restaurant told BritShish that delivery giants Uber Eats and Deliveroo have increased commission charges on restaurants that are already struggling with the growing running costs and lower revenues brought on by the covid-19 lockdown.
“We were closed for a month and we currently opened two weeks ago now,” Hakan said.
“We are trying out doing takeaway only and delivery services. We work with Uber Eats and Deliveroo.
“Their prices have been increased and we are struggling.
“Profit is really low, as now we are only working half of the restaurant. The restaurant part is closed, so we still pay rent for the restaurant. Meat prices have increased, veg has increased, our delivery prices are high as well, so it’s bit difficult to maintain everything.
“Uber Eats, Deliveroo, their prices are still the same, they have not dropped their prices down. I don’t make as much as they are earning from me, and I do all the work over here.
“It looks like they’re the only winners at the moment.”
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