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Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery in NYC

Posted May 17th 2016

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Manhattan’s restaurant delivery market just got a lot more crowded. Amazon announced today that it is partnering with more than 350 New York City eateries on meal delivery, in a move that will pit it against a host of incumbents and delivery startups, as well. The list of restaurants participating with Amazon at launch include well-known local names like Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, Le Pain Quotidien and Sarabeth’s Tribeca. Amazon is also adding restaurant delivery in Dallas, Texas, which means that the service is now available in 10 cities in the U.S. Customers place orders through Amazon’s Prime Now express delivery service, which is only available to members of Amazon Prime, and costs $99 a year or $10.99 a month. Amazon will not charge any delivery fees or service fees on these orders, and restaurants won’t be permitted to mark meal prices up, either. Amazon had previously said its no-fee structure was temporary, but the company now says it is permanent.

via Recode