Measure to Protect Restaurants Becomes Law Thanks to Support from Martwick

Springfield – A measure supported by State Senator Robert Martwick to protect restaurants, bars and retailers from deceptive delivery services was signed into law.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our communities,” said Martwick (D- Chicago). “We have to ensure that restaurants and bars are able to support themselves and that outside delivery services do not take advantage of many of our most beloved restaurants and eateries.”

The new law will prohibit third-party delivery services from listing non-partnered restaurants or retailers on their platform.  In addition, this law would prohibit a third-party delivery service from posting a menu, registered trademark or any intellectual property of a restaurant, bar or retail establishment without the express written consent of that business.

HB 3205 was signed into law Friday and will take effect January 1, 2023.