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Grubhub Boosts Driver Pay as High Gas Prices Squeeze Earnings

A food delivery driver picks up a pizza from a restaurant in Los Angeles.

A food delivery driver picks up a pizza from a restaurant in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Just Eat Takeaway.com NV’s U.S.-based food-delivery arm Grubhub increased pay for its drivers as record-high gas prices take a toll on gig workers’ take-home wages. 

The Just Eat subsidiary increased per mile distance pay nationwide beginning March 9, according to an email sent to drivers this past Friday. Grubhub didn’t specify the amount it would boost wages, but said the adjustment will account for the average per-mile cost increases for gas in a driver’s region.