Grubhub 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1999 Seamless is founded by two hungry lawyers, fed up with using out-of-date paper menus to order food to their office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 Launches RestaurantHER initiative to support women-led restaurants

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

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


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

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

Announces acquisition by Just Eat 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


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 and begins trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker, GRUB

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