Grubhub History

1999   Seamless is founded by two hungry lawyers, fed up with out-of-date paper menus
2004 Grubhub is founded by two hungry web developers who were looking for an alternative to paper menus
2005 Seamless introduces free service to consumer diners to complement corporate-ordering service
2006 Seamless is acquired by Aramark; Grubhub’s co-founders win first place in the University of Chicago Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge with the business plan for Grubhub
Nov. 2007 Grubhub secures Series A funding led by Amicus Capital and Origin Ventures
March 2009 Grubhub raises Series B funding led by Origin Ventures and Leo Capital
Nov. 2010 Grubhub secures Series C funding led by Benchmark Capital
March 2011 Grubhub raises Series D funding led by DAG Ventures
June 2011 Seamless becomes independent as Spectrum Equity acquires a minority stake in the company from Aramark
Sept. 2011 Grubhub secures Series E funding and acquires online competitor Dotmenu, the parent company of AllMenus and campusfood
Oct. 2011 Seamless acquires MenuPages
Feb. 2012 Seamless introduces industry’s first iPad® app
May 2012 Grubhub debuts OrderHub, an in-restaurant tablet technology that streamlines the ordering process
Nov. 2012 Grubhub introduces Track Your Grub, a set of features that provides diners with real-time notifications and order mapping
May 2013 Grubhub and Seamless announce merger
Aug. 2013 Grubhub and Seamless merger closes
Feb. 2014 Grubhub files registration for Initial Public Offering
April 2014 Grubhub opens for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: “GRUB”)
Feb. 2015 Grubhub completes acquisition of DiningIn
March 2015 Grubhub completes acquisition of Restaurants on the Run
April 2015 Grubhub launches its Seamless app for Apple Watch
Nov. 2015 Grubhub launches its app for Apple TV
Dec. 2015 Grubhub acquires Delivered Dish
2015 Grubhub introduces Grubhub Delivery to over 50 cities across the U.S
April 2016 Grubhub launches delivery in New York’s outer boroughs
May 2016 Grubhub introduces Grubhub for Restaurants, the company’s new in-restaurant technology platform
May 2016 Grubhub acquires LAbite
June 2016 Apple Pay launches on Grubhub
July 2016 Grubhub unveils new faceted ratings and reviews system
July 2016 Android Pay launches on Grubhub and Seamless
Aug. 2016 Grubhub launches turnkey delivery service in Manhattan