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City Council Hearing

City Council Hearing

Andreas Koutsoudakis, and Zoe Darmon attended and testified at an event hosted by the New York City Council. 

KI Legal attended a New York City Council hearing held by the Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection on Int 0813-2022, which has been appropriately coined by the New York City Hospitality Alliance as the “Bigger Fees for Big Delivery Bill.” According to the bill’s language, Int 0813-2022 would primarily “exempt a third-party food delivery service from the cap on fees it charges to a food service establishment if a delivery service offers an establishment: (i) the option to obtain delivery services for a fee consistent with all fee caps, and (ii) the option to be listed on the third-party food services platform for a fee consistent with the caps on delivery and transaction fees.”

KI Legal, in support of and agreement with, the New York City Hospitality Alliance, vehemently opposes this bill due to the damage that major third party food delivery giants - like Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Doordash - will do to our city’s small businesses. Put simply, passing this bill would effectively terminate the existing fee cap and allow these companies to charge expensive, exploitative, and shady “marketing fees” at the expense of the very restaurant owners and operators they claim to be helping.

To read more about why we oppose Int 0813-2022, read Co-Founder Andreas Koutsoudakis’ testimony here -

For any questions about the bill, and/or how it could affect you and your business, call (212) 404-8644 or email