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OAKBROOK TERRACE – A new Illinois law aims to protect restaurants, bars and retailers from deceitful delivery services with support from State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton.

“It’s not an honest business practice when delivery services can take advantage of local businesses without their knowledge or consent,” said Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs). “Restaurants and bars, particularly locally-owned businesses, should have the opportunity to decide whether or not to utilize delivery services.”

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 restaurants, bars and retail establishments.

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

“With this new law, Illinois is working to improve operations within our business community,” Glowiak Hilton said. “Small businesses create local and statewide economic growth, and I am proud to support this initiative.”

The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2023.