Food delivery apps are easy and convenient – but restaurant owners in China are tired of the sky-high commission rates. Photo: AFP

Chinese food delivery apps face a backlash from restaurants – tired of the high commission they charge, some build their own digital platforms for takeaway orders

  • An open letter by a restaurant association revealed Meituan levies commission of up to 23 per cent, while Ele.me takes up to 20 per cent of each order
  • More restaurants in China are creating their own online platforms and using all-goods delivery companies to get takeaway orders to customers instead
Topic |   China technology
Food delivery apps are easy and convenient – but restaurant owners in China are tired of the sky-high commission rates. Photo: AFP
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