Restaurant Delivery Companies Seamless and GrubHub Announce Merger
If you want to order food for delivery but don’t feel like picking up the phone, odds are you use one of two services to get that kung pao beef to your front door: GrubHub or Seamless. On May 20, those two companies officially announced that they would be merging, confirming rumors that TechCrunch first reported last week.
According to Business Insider, the two companies had been in talks for some time and knew that rather than being in competition against each other, they had one shared enemy: paper menus. No new name for the organization has been chosen yet, but no money exchanged hands and no employees were let go in the merger.
Seamless has been in business since 1999, and recently acquired online menu listing MenuPages. GrubHub was founded in 2004 and has raised more than $84 million to date. Together, they’ll reach 500 cities and will work with more than 20,000 restaurants.