SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – More transparency is coming to third-party delivery apps, thanks to a new Iowa law. Those delivery app companies now must come to an agreement with the restaurant before food can be ordered on the app.
Before this law went into effect, a delivery app could have customers place orders from a restaurant without the restaurant’s consent, commonly known as pirating.
Critics say this “pirating” led to price gouging because some delivery apps were marking up prices inside of their own app without asking the restaurant for the real price of the food. That practice is now outlawed.
One of the people who’ll be affected by this law is Stacy Kazos, who runs a Siouxland based delivery company called “The Market Delivers.”
She says her company forms a client-style relationship with restaurants in the community, making sure to speak with them first before listing their food on