Criticism of Wolt and Just Eat: Recalls gullaschbaroner

Nothing is as it used to be for Jakob Kristian Sørensen, who runs the Italian eatery Il Locale in Aarhus. Coronakrisen has closed his restaurant, and he is no

Criticism of Wolt and Just Eat: Recalls gullaschbaroner

Nothing is as it used to be for Jakob Kristian Sørensen, who runs the Italian eatery Il Locale in Aarhus. Coronakrisen has closed his restaurant, and he is no

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
19 mart 2020 Thursday 18:01
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Criticism of Wolt and Just Eat: Recalls gullaschbaroner

Nothing is as it used to be for Jakob Kristian Sørensen, who runs the Italian eatery Il Locale in Aarhus.

Coronakrisen has closed his restaurant, and he is now deeply dependent on bringing its pizzas out of companies such as Just Eat and Wolt.

But it is certainly not free. The two international companies are taking, in fact, paid for with about 30 percent of the net on a booking, he says.

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Since Wednesday noon. 10 has all of the country's restaurants had a ban on having seated guests. It can be felt in the work of Jakob Kristian Sørensen's restaurant, Il Locale in Aarhus. Photo: Ernst van Norde

- Once the vat and everything is paid, I have maybe five-six kroner profit on a pizza for 120 crowns. In advance, I was tired of their sky-high commissions. But when Just Eat and Wolt holds onto them in this horrible situation, so they remind me of gullaschbaronerne, says Jakob Kristian Sørensen.

Just Eats Danish company earned in its most recent financial statements 61 million. And in november told Wolt, to Danish restaurants in the course of just one year had put 250 million through the company's app.

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A common sight in the larger Danish cities: A bid from the Finnish company Wolt is on the way out with food.

But Jakob Kristian Sørensen believes that they fail during the current crisis.

- They show no care for the industry, which has ensured them a very, very good business. They could easily put their commissions reduced from 30 to five percent and still have a business. For they take the money from the customers for delivery. It will be such a little snylteragtigt for me, he says.

Restauratørernes industry association Horesta has many members who are dissatisfied with the high commissions, which are required in order to bring the food out.

It tells horesta's director, Katia Østergaard.

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According to the director of Horesta, Katia Østergaard is Wolts and Just Eats prices a concern for many of the country's restaurants. Photo: Stine Bidstrup

- It is definitely a concern for our members. It would in the degree dress with major players such as Wolt and Just Eat to take responsibility to lower the prices. They must be able to do in so special a situation, she says.

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Just Eat: We lather in no way the cream

Just Eats director, Carsten Boldt, rejects the criticism of his company.

In an email to Ekstra Bladet informs he that there has not been any great increase in the number of restaurants who have signed up to Just Eat during the crisis.

'We are full, therefore, in no way the cream on the very unfortunate situation (...) on the Contrary, we work despite the difficult conditions, hard to keep both our restaurant partners and Just Eat open', he writes.

Would not lower prices
Wolt, there is a great deal of understanding, that the restaurants have it tough, writes Søren Meier Svendsen.

He turns, however, that the company does not intend to lower the commissions.

'We are not affected in the same way as the restaurants, but we do not recognize the image of that madudbringningstjenesterne have glory days. Not at all. In fact, the market is completely unpredictable right now.'

the Competitor Takeout experience are not in the same way hard times. Here coronakrisen created a huge bustle.

- We have twice as many orders in these days, if not more, says operations manager Søren Vendelbo.

- So, in economic terms, it is actually a good time for you?

- Yes. And it is a little scary, such a bad period for the whole of society is so good for us. We have so many orders that we are working around the clock to find more drivers.

Søren Vendelbo adds that Takeout during the crisis have lowered the prices of both the customers and some restaurants.

Updated: 19.03.2020 18:01
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