A Hackney restaurateur is expecting high delivery commission rates to bankrupt many British takeaways and restaurants.
Huseyin who has run Stoke Newington’s Testi Restaurant with his father for over 15 years, told BritShish that fees levied by delivery firms such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats are putting the business in a precarious situation.
“Since the lockdown we’ve had to close up for a couple of weeks, as it was taking so long and we were still paying our staff, we had to open up for takeaway,” Huseyin explains.
“The problem with delivery is that their commissions are too high and it’s putting us in a really difficult situation and it’s very hard to cover all the costs of a restaurant as a takeaway.
“We expect the delivery companies such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats to lower their commission at least until this pandemic is over.
“I think most restaurants and takeaways are going to go bankrupt after all this is over as their commissions are way too high and people can’t afford to pay them.”