In twist, dozens of Los Angeles restaurants oppose delivery app fee cap

Some L.A. restaurants don't support capping delivery app fees at 15%. Sichuan Impression is one of the restaurants that signed a petition in opposition to the fee cap. Pictured is an order of boiled fish with rattan pepper and dumplings from the location in Alhambra. <span class="copyright">(Amy Scattergood / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Some L.A. restaurants don’t support capping delivery app fees at 15%. Sichuan Impression is one of the restaurants that signed a petition in opposition to the fee cap. Pictured is an order of boiled fish with rattan pepper and dumplings from the location in Alhambra. (Amy Scattergood / Los Angeles Times)

In an unexpected move, more than 20 Los Angeles restaurants, including Canter’s, Sichuan Impression and Sweetfin, have signed a petition opposing a City Council proposal to cap third-party delivery app fees.

It’s a stance that’s in direct opposition to many other restaurant owners, who have slammed the delivery apps for gouging them with commission fees that can reach as high as 30%. It’s especially shameful, they’ve said, during a time when restaurants are being crippled by the forced shutdown of their dining rooms.

The petition comes a few weeks after Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell proposed an ordinance that

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