How delivery apps eat up your budget

Source: Brian X. Chen, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

When you order through a delivery app, you pay multiple parties, including the driver and the companies that offer the apps, like Uber Eats and Postmates. In some cases, you pay the restaurants extra fees as well.

The markups can be downright egregious. Take Panda Express, the fast-food chain. If you ordered a $39 Family Feast value meal using Uber Eats, your tab would be 49 percent higher than if you bought the same meal at the restaurant— and that doesn’t even include a tip.

I tested the four biggest competitors DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and Uber Eats.

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