GrubHub 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 and make ordering food easier. Visitors to type in their address, and the results page will display every local restaurant that delivers to them, with the restaurants’ menus, available coupons and user reviews. Diners can order directly online, by phone or through the GrubHub iPhone and Android apps.

The company’s milestones:

2004 – The original Chicago-based Grubhub was founded by Mike Evans and Matt Maloney to create an alternative to paper menus.

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.

2012 – Grubhub debuts in-restaurant technology platform to stearmline order taking.

2013 – Grubhub and Seamless merge.

2014 – Grubhub goes public and begins trading on New York Stocj Exchange.

2015 – Grubhub begins offerings delivery capabilities.


Grubhub launches gift cards.

Grubhub introduces Apple Pay and Google Pay as checkout options.

Grubhub unveils new ratings and reviews system to give diners and restaurants even more insights.


Grubhub rolls out point-of-sale intergration.

Grubhub partners with Yelps, Groupon, TripAdvisor, InterContinental Hotel Group and Amazon Alexa to reach diners in more places they are inspired to order.

2018 -Grubhub launches Donate the Change feature to give diners a new way to support those in need.

2019 – Gribhub launches “Perks” to ofer Gubhub diners one place to find offers from nearby restaurants.

2020 :

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

The company creates thr Grubhub Community Fund to support communities impacted by Covid-19.

2021 – Launches Grubhub Direct, a commission-free online ordering solution for independent restaurants.

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