Third-party food delivery services via app (e.g., DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, etc.) have become–especially in these pandemic times–a vital part of the restaurant industry ecosystem. And we know that franchise systems regularly utilize and partner with these app-based services. Now, New York City has enacted groundbreaking new laws to regulate these services. Some portions

A New York State Appeals Court today issued a ruling that deals another serious blow to New York City’s sugary drink ban. The opinion, which can be viewed here, held that the NYC Board of Health overstepped its regulatory authority when it enacted the sugary drink ban.

First, the court noted that selective regulation