Grubhub’s Disastrous ‘Free Lunch’ Promotion Shows Why the Gig Economy Is Broken
We’ve spent years entertaining the delusion that food delivery companies can work. Why are we still pretending?
Restaurants Are Price Gouging Rapid Tests on Food Delivery Apps
Pet stores, liquor stores, restaurants, and ghost kitchens are selling COVID rapid tests on Uber Eats and Seamless for as much as $80.
The Mysterious Case of the F*cking Good Pizza
A quest to find the origin of a pizza place led me down a rabbit hole of clickbait restaurants—with Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick's new company at the end.
Seamless Is Screwing Delivery Drivers on Tips After Prop 22
Proposition 22 seems to be doing what gig companies like Grubhub promised it wouldn’t: raising prices and cutting driver earnings.
Chicago Now Requires Food Delivery Apps to Disclose Every Single Fee to Users
With dining rooms still closed in most states, many of us are lamenting the sky-high fees of delivery apps—and they aren't helping restaurants, either.
Delivery Apps Caused 'a Shit Show' at Mexican Restaurants on Cinco de Mayo
DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, and Caviar workers say an influx of orders caused a “cluster bomb" and a "total disaster" all over the country.
The Gig Economy Is a Public Health Risk
The gig economy's plan for workers: Keep working until you get the deadly pandemic with an unknown death rate. Then self-isolate and hope you don't die.
Restaurants That Don't Even Deliver Are Ending Up on Grubhub Against Their Will
San Francisco restaurant Kin Khao doesn't do take-out or delivery. So why is it an option on Grubhub and Seamless?
'People Are Disgusting,' Today's Comic by Seo Kim
Don't you just hate when people leave their trash in public spaces?
How to Cope When You've Been Catfished by Your Favorite Delivery Spot
So, that place you order from three times a week turned out to be a shithole. You are not alone.
The Agony and Ecstasy of Food Delivery Apps
For some, apps like Seamless and UberEATS are just an easy way to grab dinner. For others, they're a source of anxiety and shame.
The Gig Economy's Latest Twist: Picking Up Other People's Food While Getting Your Own
JoyRun blurs the lines between delivery and fast food.