Senator Jones

CHICAGO – A new law sponsored by State Senator Emil Jones (D-Chicago) that will protect restaurants, bars and other businesses from deceptive delivery services was signed into law Friday.

“Restaurants have long been the victim of deceitful delivery services that are taking advantage of them and profiting off the hard work of the business,” Jones said. “This law protects businesses and helps them thrive.”

House Bill 3205, also known as the Fair Food and Retail Delivery Act, prohibits third party delivery companies from posting a menu, registered trademark or any intellectual property without the express written consent of restaurant, bars and retail establishments. 

The law bans third-party delivery services from listing non-partnered restaurants or retailers on their platform. Several reports indicate that these delivery services have listed menus and items without the knowledge or consent of the restaurant or retailer. 

“Small businesses and restaurants need our support,” Jones said. “Being able to control your brand and where it is sold and marketed is a vital part of running a business. That’s why we are giving the reins back to our community businesses when it comes to consent on delivery services.”

House Bill 3205 was signed into law by the governor on Friday and becomes effective immediately.