GrubHub.com Makes Ordering Delivery Easier for Hungry Diners in D.C.
Washington, D.C. — GrubHub.com, the only service that shows all the restaurants that deliver and allows users to order directly online, announced today their beta launch in Washington, D.C. GrubHub.com currently operates in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, and now the Washington, D.C./Arlington, VA area. GrubHub.com is a free service that gives access to over 8,000 menus and works with over 2,000 restaurants to provide online and phone ordering.
Who delivers to your home or office? GrubHub.com answers this question for you. Users type in their address on GrubHub.com, and the page displays every restaurant that delivers to that location, with the restaurants’ menus, hours for delivery, available coupons, and reviews.
Despite the slumping economy over the past few years, the Chicago-based startup has experienced steady growth year over year, grossing over $20 million in food sales in 2008. With a wide selection of cuisines from over 8,000 of these cities’ most popular restaurants, interactive menus, and top notch customer service, GrubHub.com has become an industry leader in the online delivery space.
GrubHub.com’s online service is also helping drive more profits directly to restaurants that are working with the company.
“Restaurants are great at making food, but many small mom-and-pop restaurant owners lack the resources to promote themselves on the Web,” said Matt Maloney, GrubHub.com co-founder and CEO. “That’s where we come in.”
Steven Brecher, owner of Washington-based City Bites restaurant, said partnering with GrubHub.com is a win-win situation for his business.
“GrubHub.com has virtually perfected the online ordering model for the restaurant industry,” said Brecher. “I anticipate healthy growth for the delivery and catering aspects of my business this year from our partnership.”
All first-time GrubHub.com users can get $10 off their first online order if they go to: GrubHub.com/dcsneakpeek.
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 or in the Yellow Pages, they created the online service to organize delivery information.
For more information or to discover who delivers anywhere in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. visit GrubHub.com.