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Clark County caps third-party delivery fees at 15% for restaurants amid pandemic

Posted at 11:40 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 02:48:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A victory for local small restaurants in Clark County.

Tuesday, County officials approved a 15% cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery services. Such third-party deliveries were taking about 30% from every order.

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The owners of Tacotarian restaurant brought the issue to commissioner Tick Segerblom and he ended up drafting the ordinance.

"Some people are doing half a million dollars in commissions a year, third-party wise. So, it means the difference between restaurants paying their rent or not paying their rent. This really helped save the small restaurants today,” said Kristen Corral, co-founder of Tacotarian.

The cap is intended to help restaurants that began to depend heavily on delivery when the pandemic shut down many dining rooms back in March.

And advocates say the change will not lead to higher prices for customers.