The Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association will soon roll out its own delivery platform to compete with apps like Uber Eats and Door Dash. According to iHeartRadio, the platform will charge less than 10% commission as compared to other services that charge up to 30%.
The group’s forthcoming app will be a welcome option for most restaurants struggling to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Tony Elenis said that the new platform will save money for both restaurants and the customers.
“How can we do it when the big players are basically having those restaurant owners that need help be put in a corner,” Elenis added.
Unlike other services, he says their delivery drivers will be employees, not contractors, with what Elenis describes as good pay and benefits.
He says the service will also include no tipping policy.
The app is set to launch in a couple of months, starting with 50 restaurants in downtown Toronto.