GrubHub.com Launches in L.A.
PR Newswire, Sept. 28, 2009—GrubHub.com (http://www.grubhub.com), the only service that shows all the restaurants that deliver and allows users to order directly online or by phone, announced today their beta launch in Los Angeles. GrubHub.com currently operates in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and now L.A..
GrubHub.com is a free service that gives access to over 10,000 menus and enables over 2,000 restaurants to provide online ordering.
As the recession drags on, fewer consumers are dining out. According to Chicago-based research consultancy Technomic, nationally, fine dining restaurants could see their sales fall 15 percent this year, with a 2.5-percent drop in the broader restaurant industry. But cutting costs doesn’t mean diners have to sacrifice a nice meal. There are over 1,200 delivery restaurants in Los Angeles, and GrubHub.com connects hungry patrons to all their delivery options.
“L.A. has such a diverse restaurant scene, so ordering out doesn’t have to mean just pizza and burgers,” said Matt Maloney, GrubHub.com co-founder and CEO.
GrubHub.com offers online ordering to unique restaurants like Truly Vegan on Hollywood Blvd., whose menu consists of entrees that are 100 percent vegan.
GrubHub.com processed $20 million in delivery orders last year and in the first half of this year the service has seen a 60 percent increase in food orders in their existing markets compared to last year.
“We’re probably going to triple our orders this year,” Maloney said. “It’s an incredible growth trajectory in the midst of a real economic recession. We also recognize this is a challenging environment for restaurant operators and we know our services will drive more business to them.”
GrubHub.com is making delivery better by connecting users to more restaurant options and helping them discover hidden neighborhood gems.
GrubHub.com was founded in 2004 by Chicago-based software engineers Matt Maloney and Mike Evans.
Frustrated by the lack of delivery information available on the Internet, they created the online service to organize delivery information. Visitors to the site type in their address on GrubHub.com, and the page will display every restaurant that delivers to them, with the restaurants’ menus, hours for delivery, available coupons and reviews.
For more information or to discover who delivers anywhere in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and L.A. visit GrubHub.com.