Our History

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Our History

1999 Seamless is founded by two hungry lawyers, fed up with using out-of-date paper menus to order food to their office

 

2004 Grubhub is founded by two hungry web developers, looking for an alternative to flipping through paper menus to order takeout

 

2006 Grubhub’s co-founders win the University of Chicago Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge

 

Seamless acquired by Aramark

 

2007 – 2011 Grubhub secures five private funding rounds from leading venture capital investors including Benchmark Capital

 

2011 Grubhub acquires Dotmenu, the parent company of AllMenus and campusfood

 

Seamless acquires MenuPages

 

Seamless spun-off as a separate company to Aramark’s shareholders

 

2012 Grubhub debuts in-restaurant technology platform to streamline order taking

 

2013 Grubhub and Seamless merge

 

2014 Grubhub goes public and begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker, GRUB

 

2015 Begins offering Grubhub delivery capabilities in more than 50 U.S. cities

 

Acquires DiningIn, Restaurants on the Run and Delivered Dish

2016 Announces new branding, visual identity and logo for Grubhub

 

Introduces Apple Pay and Google Pay as checkout options, and launches Grubhub gift cards

 

Acquires LAbite

 

Unveils new ratings and reviews system to give diners and restaurants even more insights

 

2017 Rolls out point-of-sale integration to simplify online order management and delivery for restaurants

 

Acquires Eat24, Foodler and select OrderUp markets

 

Partners with Yelp, Groupon, TripAdvisor, InterContinental Hotels Group and Amazon Alexa to reach diners in more places they’re inspired to order

 

2018 Enters national partnership with Yum! Brands, including $200 million investment

 

Acquires LevelUp, Tapingo and the remaining OrderUp markets

 

Launches Donate the Change feature to give diners a new way to support those in need

 

2019 Celebrates 20th anniversary of Seamless and 15th anniversary of Grubhub

 

Marks 5 years as a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange

 

Launches “Perks” to offer Grubhub diners one place to find offers from nearby restaurants

 

 2020 Unveils GH+ membership program for unlimited free delivery, donation matching and more

 

Creates the Grubhub Community Fund to support communities impacted by COVID-19

 

Announces acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway.com to create one of the world’s largest online food delivery companies

 

Partners with the Restaurant Strong Fund to provide millions of dollars in restaurant support

 

 2021 Awards grants to support drivers who are creating meaningful change in their communities through education, civic engagement and philanthropic work

 

Launches Grubhub Direct, a commission-free online ordering solution for independent restaurants

 

Closes acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway.com

 

Announces Grubhub Guarantee, a promise that we’ll make it right if an order is late or it’s not the lowest price relative to our competitors

2022 Announces expansion into convenience with Grubhub Goods brand in collaboration with 7-Eleven

 

Joins Flex, a new national industry association that serves as the voice of the app-based economy

 

Continues driver grant program to award 20 more drivers $10,000 grants