Online and mobile food delivery service GrubHub has raised $50 million in Series E funding to focus on mobile development and has acquired both CampusFood.com and AllMenus.com, both under the umbrella of New York-based Dotmenu. With this acquisition, GrubHub claims to now have the largest set of restaurant menu listings in the country -- 250,000 menus -- from over 50 major cities and many more college towns.
Matt Maloney, GrubHub's co-founder and CEO said that the acquisition will allow GrubHub to reach college communities, a demographic it previously did not reach. Additionally, Maloney hopes to eventually take GrubHub public. With the additional of the college market, GrubHub is definitely giving its competitors a run for their money. Check out some other popular online food delivery websites:
Extremely popular among bankers and lawyers whose companies will comp them dinner if they stay late, Seamless Web has dominated the online delivery space, at less in New York City. It has a pretty solid mobile app too. Seamless reaches over 1 million users from over 7,000 restaurants in 27 cities.
Started in 2004, the same year as GrubHub, Delivery.com has a network of about 10,000 restaurants in over 50 major cities.
FreshDirect may not delivery restaurant meals, but in addition to groceries, it does provide over 600 prepared meal. For now, the company is limited to the New York metro area.
Foodler has listings of restaurants in about a dozen major cities and offers a food glossary, divided by cuisine, if you are unsure about what a certain dish is.