Apps like DoorDash DASH -8.21% and Uber Eats have provided restaurants a flood of customers in the pandemic. Now a host of food-ordering tools, along with some restaurants, are finding ways around those apps and the commissions they charge.

DoorDash Inc., Uber Technologies Inc.’s UBER -3.42% Eats and Grubhub Inc. GRUB -3.52% can charge restaurants up to 30% of every order—a chunk many owners say dents profits even as more orders come in.

A new crop of services is promising online ordering at a lower cost to eateries, by letting the restaurants arrange more deliveries themselves.


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