Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–653. Restrictions on third-party meals delivery companies.

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on October 13, 2022.*

(a) A third-party meal delivery platform shall not arrange for the delivery of an order from a restaurant without first obtaining an agreement with the restaurant expressly authorizing the third-party meal delivery platform to collect meal orders and deliver meals prepared by the restaurant.

(b) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Restaurant" means any establishment that is held out to and known by the public as a food-service establishment. The term includes an establishment defined in § 25-101(43) and (52).

(2) "Third-party delivery platform" means any website, mobile application, or other internet service that offers or arranges for the sale of food and beverages prepared by, and the same-day delivery or same-day pickup of food and beverages from, restaurants.