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Convenience really does come at a price!
Brian X. Chen at The New York Times ran a simple experiment to see how much more expensive food becomes when it's delivered through apps like UberEats and GrubHub. He found that his meal prices increased by 7 to 91% just by using delivery!
For example, Chen ordered two turkey sandwiches from Subway:
- By picking up the sandwhiches from Subway himself, the bill, including sales tax, came to $13.21.
- When he had his subs delivered through GrubHub there was a 25% increase, increasing the bill to $16.46.
- The price of using UberEats, however, jacked the cost up by 91% for a total of $25.25!
Chen's itemized bill for his subs included delivery and service fees and a markup on some of the food itself. A spokeswoman for UberEats said they have to charge the fees in order to give their delivery workers a decent wage!