Gig economy apps are a great way to take softbank money before it dries up.
To get new customers, DoorDash charge $16 for a pizza that the restaurant charges $24 dollars for, and take the hit on it.
So, the restaurant owner buys a load of pizzas through the app, from his own restaurant, at a cut rate. Sure enough, a driver rocks up and pays the full amount!
This restaurant never even signed up for the app.
I swear this was a Silicon Valley plot...
Ben's sort of single user mastodon instance.