A new website called “Not-ubereats.com” is giving Torontonians a new way to support local restaurants.
The site, which was created by developer Randy Singh, aims to help people find restaurants that offer their own delivery service, instead of using delivery apps like Uber Eats or Skip the Dishes.
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Singh had seen that delivery apps were charging high commission fees, which often run as high as 30 per cent. “I thought this is really disappointing to hear,” Singh tells CBC Toronto. “I wanted to see if there was something I could do to help.”
The new site, which Singh built with help from his friend Gamaliel Obinyan, is inspired by “not-amazon.com,” which helps Canadians find small businesses.
“I’d seen so many articles about how my favourite restaurants are closing,” Singh explains to CBC Toronto.
The site may be only two weeks old, but it’s already drawn around 6,000 users.