It takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right

It’s spring here at GrubHub and we have some exciting new news to talk about. I know I’ve made this claim before, repeatedly, but seriously, this news trumps the old, big news. Cue the drumroll, folks…

I am really excited to announce that we have signed an agreement to merge with our friends at Seamless. This will allow us to deliver even more innovative products and services to you, our diners and restaurants – which has been our goal since day one.Blog resized

So, how will this work, exactly?

If GrubHub is the chocolate, Seamless is the peanut butter – they taste great on their own, but even better together.

GrubHub is available in more than 500 cities across the U.S. and features more than 20,000 online and mobile ordering restaurants. Seamless serves consumers and more than 4,000 corporate businesses in 13 major metro markets. This means we’ll be able to connect even more hungry diners to more restaurants across the country.   We’ve both been pretty darn innovative – GrubHub with our iOS and Android apps and Track Your Grub technology, and Seamless with their mobile apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry, as well as their sweet iPad app. Imagine where we can take this together!

Now, with all that said, I know you are probably thinking: “This is all well and good, but what does this REALLY mean for me, your loyal GrubHub diner or restaurant?” For now? Not much. GrubHub and Seamless will be continuing with business as usual until the deal closes, and for the immediate future. There will be no change to the level of service you have come to expect from us. And trust that we will take the necessary time to ensure that any changes we make going forward will help us bring even better products and services your way.

We are very excited about the road ahead, and the great things that this is going to help us do for you!

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. It’s your thoughtful feedback (good and bad) that helps make us better. Let us know your thoughts below or by emailing us at talktous@grubhub.com.

14 Responses

  1. Natalie
    Natalie May 20, 2013 at 11:06 am |

    Just please leave the marketing to GrubHub — I prefer you guys because your advertising is funny!

  2. Alicia
    Alicia May 20, 2013 at 11:07 am |

    I hope you keep up Yummy Rummy!

  3. Bribs
    Bribs May 20, 2013 at 11:12 am |

    As long as they integrate with you, I have no problems. Your search and filtering systems are vastly superior, though I will admit that I like their 10%/15% deals (you could pick that idea up guys!). Overall, I think that GrubHub offers a better user interface and user experience, so take their good stuff and make yourselves even better!

  4. Ryan Hoenle
    Ryan Hoenle May 20, 2013 at 11:24 am |

    As long as you guys fire their support department and use yours!

  5. AL
    AL May 20, 2013 at 11:28 am |

    Perfect website: Seamless’s layout, your Yummy Rummy. Make this happen and I will love you forever.

  6. Serge
    Serge May 20, 2013 at 11:35 am |

    As long you don’t mess with Seamless’ website and clean design then I’m fine. I would much rather use that than Grubhub’s papercraft design. Plus their search and website layout is so much better and simpler to use than Grubhub’s.

  7. Chris
    Chris May 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm |

    I’m hoping this merger will still allow me to use Paypal. It’s been my major reason for using Grubhub over Seamless. Best of luck with the merger.

  8. GrubberFan
    GrubberFan May 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm |

    just don’t lose the yummy rummy

  9. GrubLub
    GrubLub May 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm |

    Yes, let’s please keep GH’s customer service.

  10. GrubHub and Seamless Announce Merger

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  11. Frans Deli
    Frans Deli May 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm |

    Allow restaurants the ability to make menu updates online..

  12. gloriousgrubbing
    gloriousgrubbing June 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm |

    Please keep yummy rummy and all of its glory. And yes, your marketing MUST STAY. I love it so!

  13. Logan Lynn Roberts
    Logan Lynn Roberts May 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm |

    This is excellent news! I’d love it if Grubhub/Seamless were more integrated into social networking sites, I think it could be an awesome way to share & recommend food & restaurants that we love with our friends.

    Here’s hoping that this will be an explosive meeting of the minds! Best -Lo

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