Inslee orders limit on what food delivery services can charge

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Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a cap on the amount restaurants can be charged to have food delivered.

Inslee’s proclamation puts a limit of 15 percent on delivery fees and 18 percent on total fees of the purchase price of an order.

The order applies to third-party delivery services like Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub and others.

“We recognize the challenges posed by COVID-19 to our restaurant community, and we’re grateful to third party delivery platforms that have made it possible for Washingtonians to continue supporting local restaurants, and allowed many businesses to stay open,” Inslee said in a press release. “However, these are difficult times. We all must sacrifice during these uniquely challenging times to both support our businesses and slow the spread of COVID-19.”