In response to new rules imposed by the BC government at the end of 2020, SkipTheDishes has added a 99 cent ‘BC Fee’ to all orders in the province. Of course, we’ve got a couple of reservations about the move. But, let’s get the backstory first.

Right before Christmas last year, BC passed a new law that capped the percentage that food delivery apps could charge restaurants on each order. Somewhat amazingly, apps were previously allowed to charge up to 30% of the customer’s order. The new rule slashed that to 15%.

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SkipTheDishes seems to be passing on the BC restaurant fees cap onto the consumer with a $.99c additional charge. from r/vancouver

So, SkipTheDishes has decided to charge the customer more with a (relatively misleading) BC Fee, instead. Now hey, we’re all about the brass tax here at Curiocity. So, this obviously begs the question- why not use a different app? Or, even better, why not order directly from the restaurant itself?

We’ll have to wait and see if other third-party delivery apps do the same in BC, but for now just keep supporting your favourite restaurants in as many ways as possible. Cheers!