Topman Jitse Groen of meal delivery company Just Eat Takeaway, known from Thuisbezorgd.nl, baked pastries on Twitter Wednesday with CEO Dara Khosrowshahi of rival Uber. The two were in each other’s poetry verbally after Uber over an interview in the British business newspaper Financial times Announced that it will work in Germany with Uber Eats’ meal delivery service. Just Eat Takeaway is the biggest party out there.
Gruen accused his rival of publishing his plans through the newspaper to pay the Just Eat Takeaway share price. In doing so, he implicitly indicated that Uber is using this tactic quite often.
Khosrowshahi responded to Groen’s tweet, advising him to pay less attention to the stock price in the short term and to pay more attention to his company’s technology and operations.
In return, Groen decided to give the Uber boss some advice as well. “Otherwise, pay tax first, give delivery drivers a minimum wage, and pay social security contributions before you start advising a founder on how to run their business.”
Green, among other things, refers to the lawsuit that was pending in the UK against Uber, in which the company was accused of paying very little money to its drivers. Uber lost this issue a couple of months ago.
Uber and Just Eat Takeaway have met before, when they both attempted an American industry counterpart to Grubhub. Just Eat Takeaway won that fight and is therefore also active in the United States.
Spokesmen for the two companies declined to comment on the dispute on Twitter.
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