Fair Food Delivery Act to Protect Small Restaurants from Delivery App Exploitation Passes Assembly Privacy Committee

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

AB 2149 Will Establish Clear Rules for the Relationship Between Restaurants and Food Delivery Apps

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, May 5, 2020) – Today legislation authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that will even the playing field between small restaurants and food delivery platforms, like DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats, passed the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. 

“As California’s small restaurants grapple with unprecedented economic challenges, many continue to be taken advantage of by big tech delivery apps,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said. “This pandemic has forced more people to rely on delivery services. We must hold delivery app companies accountable for providing safe and fair services, and we do that by first making sure restaurants have agreed to have their food advertised on the delivery company's app. This bill is about empowering small business owners in California.”

Assembly Bill 2149, known as the Fair Food Delivery Act, would prohibit a food delivery apps from posting a menu or otherwise likeness of a restaurant without first having that restaurant's written consent. 

AB 2149 will make sure small restaurants are not taken advantage of as the food delivery industry continues to grow during this time of crisis. The bill passed Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee today on a 8-1 vote. It now heads to the Assembly floor.

For questions on AB 2149 or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Sami Gallegos: Samantha.Gallegos@asm.ca.gov