Over-regulating book-end municipalities from both coasts are looking to impose new regulations on third-party delivery companies. The New York City Council is now entertaining a package of proposed ordinances that would regulate the operations of third-party delivery companies such as Grubhub, DoorDash, UberEats and others. The proposals, filed by Councilman Mark Gjonaj, Chairman of the Small Business Committee, includes bills that would regulate various aspects of the delivery process, from pricing and tipping policies to telephone orders and tamper-proof packaging and seemingly everything in between. Likewise on the left coast, the City by the Bay is looking at adopting strikingly similar legislation to rein in third-party delivery companies, some of which restauranteurs have blamed for “thuggish behavior”. Consideration of delivery company controls in San Francisco is not quite as far down the road as it may be in New York, but the overall tact is almost identical – cap pricing and tipping requirements, require a license for firms to operate and restrict what the delivery company can and cannot impact with their own policies. San Francisco is also taking a much closer look at the proliferation of “ghost kitchens” with an eye on limiting them as well.