Grubhub Inc. is a web commerce platform for ordering and delivering take-out food. Based in Chicago, as of Q1 2018 the company has 14.5 million active users and 80,000 associated restaurants across 1,700 cities in the United States.
|Traded as||NYSE: GRUB|
Russell 1000 Component
|Industry||Online platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery|
|Headquarters||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Revenue||US$683.07 million (2017)|
|US$89.75 million (2017)|
|US$98.98 million (2017)|
|Total assets||US$1.54 billion (2017)|
|Total equity||US$1.12 billion (2017)|
Number of employees
|2,125 (Feb. 16, 2018)|
|Footnotes / references|
Grubhub's executives include:
- Matt Maloney, chief executive officer
- Adam DeWitt, president and chief financial officer
- Maria Belousova, chief technology officer
- Sam Hall, chief product officer
- Margo Drucker, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary
- Kelley Berlin, senior vice president of people
- Brian McAndrews, chairman of the board
This section is missing information about DiningIn and OrderUp acquisitions.August 2017)(
Grubhub's portfolio of brands includes Seamless, AllMenus, MenuPages, Eat24, LevelUp, and Tapingo. Seamless is an online and mobile food ordering platform for regional restaurants active in the U.S. and London.
MenuPages was acquired by Seamless in September 2011. Allmenus was acquired by Grubhub in September 2011. DiningIn, an online ordering and food delivery company based in Brighton, Massachusetts, was acquired by Grubhub in February 2015.  Restaurants on the Run, a corporate food delivery company based in Aliso Viejo, California, was acquired by Grubhub in February 2015.
In October 2017, Grubhub announced that it completed its acquisition of Eat24.
In November 2018, Grubhub announced that it completed the acquisition of Tapingo. 
Chicago-based Grubhub was founded in 2004 by Mike Evans and Matt Maloney, to create an alternative to paper menus. Two years later, in 2006, Maloney and Evans won first place in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business's Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge with the business plan for Grubhub.
In March 2009, Grubhub earned $2 million in Series B funding, led by Origin Ventures and Leo Capital, which was followed by $11 million in Series C funding, led by Benchmark Capital in November 2010. $20 million in Series D funding was raised (led by DAG Ventures) in March 2011.
In September 2011, Grubhub secured $50 million in Series E funding and acquired New York-based competitor Dotmenu, the parent company of Allmenus and Campusfood. In December 2015, Grubhub acquired Delivered Dish, a restaurant delivery service in seven markets across the Pacific Northwest and Southwest, including Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, Portland, El Paso and Albuquerque. LAbite, a Los Angeles-based restaurant delivery service, was acquired by Grubhub in May 2016. Eat24, a San Francisco-based food ordering platform was acquired by Grubhub in October 2017. Certain assets were acquired from 11 franchisee-owned OrderUp markets in September 2018. Certain assets from 27 OrderUp markets were acquired in 2017. LevelUp, a Boston-based diner engagement and payment solutions platform was acquired by Grubhub in September 2018. Tapingo, an Israel-based platform for campus food ordering was acquired by Grubhub in November 2018. 
In 1999, New York lawyer Jason Finger founded SeamlessWeb to provide companies with a web-based system for ordering food from restaurants and caterers. Six years later, in 2005, SeamlessWeb introduced a free ordering service to consumer diners to complement the existing corporate-ordering service. In April 2006, SeamlessWeb was acquired by Aramark and integrated into its Food, Hospitalities, and Facilities segment.
Jonathan Zabusky was named president of Seamless in 2009, and by June 2011, Seamless was re-privatized, as Boston-based Spectrum Equity Associates invested $50 million for a minority stake in the company from Aramark. The company then changed its name from SeamlessWeb to Seamless.
Grubhub and Seamless mergerEdit
In May 2013, Grubhub and Seamless announced that they were merging, with Seamless representing 58% of the equity and GrubHub representing 42% of the equity of the combined business; the merger was finalized in early August 2013.
In June 2014, Grubhub began offering delivery for restaurants that don't operate their own delivery service. The company is now delivering in more than 50 markets across the U.S. (publicly announced markets include Atlanta, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Bay Area, D.C., Southeast Florida, Portland, Denver, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Diego, Brooklyn/Queens (NYC), Chicago and Las Vegas). 
On November 10, 2016, after the victory of President-elect Donald Trump in the general election, Grubhub President and CEO Matt Maloney, sent a company-wide memo to employees saying that he rejected "nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump". The Washington Times reported that Maloney "unleashed a political screed after the Nov. 8 election and said that those who disagree with its anti-Trump views should resign."
After a Twitter boycott campaign was initiated, Maloney later claimed his words were "misconstrued", adding "I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand. To the contrary, the message of the email is that we do not tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace, and that we will stand up for our employees." In a tweet that was later deleted, Maloney added: "To be clear, Grubhub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees - even those who voted for Trump." By Thursday night, the hashtag #BoycottGrubHub was trending on Twitter. Following Maloney's statement, On November 11, 2016 the company's shares dropped 5.93%.
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