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Take Action: SLA Third-Party Fees

By NYC Hospitality Alliance

As we’ve reported, the SLA proposed an advisory that if adopted would clarify the law as to who may take a percentage of revenue from liquor licensed establishments.

As we’ve reported, the State Liquor Authority (“SLA”) proposed an advisory that if adopted would clarify the law as to who may take a percentage of revenue from liquor licensed establishments. The advisory could cap the amount at 10%, unless the person/entity receiving the fee is listed on your liquor license, similar to your partners and investors. Alternatively, the person/entity could charge a flat fee for the service, instead of a percent.

While we are seeking clarity on aspects of the advisory, it’s critically important that the SLA hears from restaurant and bar operators like you who support the intent of the SLA’s proposal. This is because, as the NY Post reported, UberEats is using deceptive practices to stop the SLA’s proposal from being enacted, and companies like Grubhub, who charged restaurants bogus fees, are fighting to stop it too. 

Quickly send one of our pre-written letters (edit for higher impact) to the SLA expressing support for the intent of their proposed advisory. This is one way the hospitality industry can fight back against these large corporations that are using their leverage to extract ever-increasing fees from your company, and even engaging in other questionable business practices.

We believe delivery and other third parties provide important services to our industry but there must be a fair, equitable and legal business environment.

FORWARD THIS TO YOUR PARTNERS AND OTHERS INVOLVED WITH YOUR BUSINESSES URGING THEM TO CONTACT THE SLA.

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