From DoorDash to Grubhub, Food Delivery Services Have Surprising Costs for Us All

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During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, food delivery services like DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates have suddenly became indispensable for many people trying to stay close to home. Moreover, even though public dining rooms were closed in many states for much of 2020, such services allowed restaurants to remain in business. 

Unfortunately, that's only one side of the story. As more information comes to light, it's becoming clear that food delivery apps come with their own set of cons — and costs. And we're not just talking financial costs. Here, we'll take a look at the hidden costs that third-party delivery services pose and the ways these services impact everything from restaurants' income to the environment.