By the end of the year, restaurants are on track to lose $240 billion, but researches state that it also gives a chance to some businesses. While empty restaurants across the country try to deal with temporary difficulties, hope for a bright future and wait for the reopening during the coronavirus pandemic, Grubhub, an online food ordering company, set a sales record of $363 million (12% more than the last year) from January to March. Because of the high fees charged by online ordering platforms like Gubhub, restaurants worry about making 15-30% fewer profits from online ordering. Sometimes ordering from online ordering platforms can be even unprofitable for restaurants, but they have no choice but accept these services to retain sales and keep loyal customers. Moreover, some restaurants have accidentally discovered that Grubhub was secretly buying new domains with existing restaurant names and is building shadow websites. New York City restaurant owner Shivane M. owns the mom-and-pop shop and offers phone orders and delivery to survive the pandemic. Besides this, she signed up in Grubhub several years ago. The service, Grubhub offered, was promising, though commission fees are too high. But recently she discovered that restaurant sales have dropped significantly. She found out that Grubhub has registered the domain name that matches her restaurant’s name. Grubhub has become a critical source for restaurants and the only survival in these tough times. San Francisco and Seattle have recently demanded a reduction of fees, but Grubhub refused to reduce fees in the markets during the COVID-19 outbreak. When the governments declared a state of emergency over COVID-19, New York City lawmakers encouraged ordering services to reduce the delivery fee by 10% and remove advertising or processing fees. On Monday, Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats were sued because of charging the high fees that need to be passed on to clients during the pandemic. New York City Council member Justin Brannan reacted to BuzzFeed News: “I can’t believe that we have to legislate over a company whose gross food sales are in the billions in order for them to give local restaurants a break of a few hundred dollars per month!” Grubhub states that in April, the number of daily average orders has increased by 20% compared to a year ago. The company is sure that the new COVID-19 is a net tailwind for our growth. Though Uber and Grubhub were refusing to decrease the order fees and the numbers of online orders and delivery continue to rise, Uber is negotiating to buy Grubhub and create the biggest online delivery company. Justin Brannan is sure that it’s the time for Grubhub and other companies to reduce fees and support the local restaurants to survive this pandemic. However, Grubhub executives are sure that fee caps are ineffective and could have a negative effect on their company.