Victoria’s delivery service Tutti reportedly refused to pay local restaurants

The challenges of operating a restaurant in the current climate have been extremely well documented, but according to several Victoria-based food and beverage companies, a local delivery service is making the struggle that much harder by refusing to pay. his partners.

According to the companies, Tutti – an online delivery platform that has been in business since 2017 and offered lower prices during the pandemic – owes restaurants thousands of dollars in late payments for several months, and has now clearly indicated that they had no plans to make the payments he owes.

“I’ve been fighting with Tutti for a few months trying to get our late payments and now they’re saying they won’t pay or make any arrangements for payment,” Fol Epi owner Clif Lier said via Instagram. “They still owe us $4,000, which may not seem like much, but it’s money that needs to be deducted from the labor, ingredients and overhead that we paid a long time ago and that we have to work extremely hard to recover these days.”

To date, companies affected by Tutti’s malfeasance include Fol Epi, Agrius, J&J Wonton Noodle House, and Cold Comfort Ice Cream, but Tutti still has several other companies listed as active partners on its website, so it’s strong. likely others will. follow in the coming days as the story spreads.

Tutti has since released a statement that they have “every intention of paying all local traders [they] are working with,” however, restaurants have expressed skepticism that those intentions are true.

Gladys T. Hensley