A group of 25 established Launceston restaurants have banded together, united against Uber Eats' expansion to Launceston.
The food delivery app announced late last week it would make itself available to Launceston in the near future, a move that has received mixed reviews from local eateries.
One such business against Uber Eats is Wiseguise Pizza.
Owner Alex Jones said the group was still forming, but the restaurants were all feeling the same way.
"These guys are very passionate and they want to protect their industry," Mr Jones said.
"They've all said, 'no, stuff Uber, we're not doing this, this will damage our economies'."
"I've watched the food scene develop over the last two years ... it's so good to see and I just hate to see it get ruined."
Mr Jones said Uber Eats had caused a number of significant problems after being launched in Hobart. This included congestion of Elizabeth Street due to Uber Eats drivers parking and waiting for orders to be made.
"I've got friends who had businesses in North Hobart that have closed because of Uber," he said.
"While you do hear good stories coming out of dark kitchens and ghost restaurants, that's all well and good, but they're not our brick and mortar culture restaurants, they're not paying the wages and creating jobs that brick and mortar restaurants do.
"We're paying $25 an hour plus deliveries, plus tips, whereas delivery drivers for Uber get a flat rate of $10 per delivery I believe, and then the businesses are charged a 35 per cent cut."
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Mr Jones said the 35 per cent sales portion Uber Eats took from businesses cut through participating business' margins.
"It's not viable for brick and mortar businesses. It hurts the bottom line of businesses, it forces smaller operators that are unsure of themselves and still making their way and finding their feet ... it forces them into a monopoly they shouldn't be involved in," he said.
Tougher regulations on undelivered Uber Eats orders were also something Mr Jones said he would like to see.
"You still hear stories [of undelivered orders] all the time and that creates a disconnect between restaurants and their clientele," he said.
Mr Jones said he was no "Luddite", stating he loved technology.
"I think it's the best thing ever and I love adapting, growing, learning new things and how can we better our systems, but we've got to be careful about what costs we sacrifice for," he said.
"I understand there are going to be millenials out there ... they're not going to understand what the ramifications are."
Mr Jones said while the group could not stop Uber Eats entirely, they hoped to inform businesses about the costs of participating.
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