"The cost of delivery service is Sucking Restarunts Dry."
Charlie Green and Mat Majesky, owners of Pierogi Mountain in Columbus Ohio discovered that Grubhub and Uber Eats charge them More than 40% of the Average order. "It almost turns into a hostage situation." The New York Times, June 9, 2020.
This is NOT an isolated situation. Restaurants are suffering if they try to stay open.
Independent Restaurants don't have the order system in place to handle online ordering with delivery so they are forced to subscribe to expensive 3rd party services.
If they try their own app in lieu of the GrupHub type services the typical Restaurant will pay an average of $300 for a setup fee followed by nearly $200 a Month for the ordering system.
An example of this service is ChowNow.com and at $150/mo. they are one of the more affordable options.
But then the delivery is added on top of that so ordering out becomes very expensive.