PittsCurb aims to keep sales in the hands of local restaurants, rather than delivery services

PittsCurb aims to keep sales in the hands of local restaurants, rather than delivery services
(PEXELS.COM/Caleb Oquendo)

PITTSBURGH — In April, one downtown Pittsburgh restaurant saw $16,209 of orders come through GrubHub, but after paying the third-party fees for the delivery service, the restaurant took home only $6,858 of those sales. In the same month, the city of Pittsburgh saw a $3 million deficit to the city’s budget compared to April the year prior, mostly due to loss of parking revenue.

These issues—heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic— are among the problems PittsCurb believes it can fix.

PittsCurb is an idea born from the first Pittsburgh Civic Hackathon, hosted by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and RustBuilt.

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