HOW LOCAL TECH STARTUPS ARE HELPING THE COVID-19 ECONOMY, AND EACH OTHER

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    HELPING: How local tech startup Speedetab is helping restaurants navigate this crisis

    We’ve all heard by now about COVID-19’s assault on the local restaurant business. And who wants to see their favorite eatery go under?

    Those that are still open are doing everything they can to survive, including selling groceries, and some are finding ways to partner with other small businesses. GoFundMe campaigns are surging. What’s more, restaurants that have pivoted to takeout and delivery are sounding the alarm about the high fees – as much as 30% of the order – that delivery services like UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates charge. In good days, they could digest that expense as marketing, as they make up for it in the dining room. Not now.