Really? Well for a $5 flat fee, how much do you earn per trip?
I get paid an average of $6 per trip. Some are short and pay less than $5 and sometimes they have boost and i can see 7 or 8 dollar orders.
Uber calculates the "fare" based on distance i have to travel between pickup and drop off and pays me 65% of said "fare". The fare is all made up by uber and applies to driver and not relevant to end customer or restaurant.
Uber charges the customer $5 and keeps it.
Uber charges the restaurant 30% to 35% of order total. So, if the customer ordered $10 in food uber would keep $3 to $3.50 from restaurant in addituon to the $5 customer payment... if the order total is more, which it usually is, uber keeps more.
So, assuming the average food order is $10 to $25 uber makes between $8 and $15 per order. Uber then is quite happy to play thier stupid fare calculation game and unfairly pay me only 65% of what they say a fair fare is in my market which is on average $6.
Does that answer you question?