"We recognize these are tough times for restaurants," said Maloney. "And restaurant owners are great at running their business, but they really don't have the time or resources to stay on top of evolving online technology. That's where GrubHub comes in.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 16, 2010
GrubHub.com (http://www.grubhub.com) is helping Seattle diners explore more local restaurants right from the comfort of their homes. The website, which shows people all the neighborhood restaurants that deliver to them and allows them to order directly online, by phone, or through its iPhone app, announced its Seattle launch today.
The online service shows menus for more than 200 Seattle area delivery restaurants and is absolutely free to use. People can use the site to discover new restaurants, find unique coupon offers, compare menu prices or place their orders. GrubHub.com, also operating in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., L.A. and Portland, has a network of over 12,000 restaurants on its site.
"Seattle has a diverse restaurant scene, so ordering delivery doesn't have to mean just pizza and burgers when you're looking for a quality meal at home," said Matt Maloney, GrubHub.com co-founder and CEO. "Whether you're in the mood for grilled cheese or sushi, you can get exactly what you're craving."
In addition to making ordering delivery easier for people, GrubHub.com is helping independent restaurant owners increase their business during these challenging economic times. According to the National Restaurant Association, 70 percent of restaurant operators regard online ordering as an up-and-coming innovation.
"The majority of restaurants you'll find on our site are mom-and-pop owned and operated, and over 50 percent of them don't have online ordering capabilities on their own websites," said Maloney. "By giving these owners the tools they need to make it easier for people to find their menus and order online, we help drive more consumers to their businesses."
Restaurants working with GrubHub.com get an average of 20 percent more delivery orders through the site. The company is experiencing rapid growth in all of their markets and is on track to send over $70 million in food sales to their restaurants this year.
"We recognize these are tough times for restaurants," said Maloney. "And restaurant owners are great at running their business, but they really don't have the time or resources to stay on top of ever-evolving online technology. That's where GrubHub.com comes in."
During the first month in Seattle, first-time GrubHub.com users get $10 off their first online order by visiting http://www.grubhub.com/SeattleSneakPeek.
GrubHub.com is an industry leader in the online restaurant delivery space. Founded in 2004, the venture-backed company has grown rapidly, and works with over 4,000 restaurants for online ordering. GrubHub.com shows menus from over 12,000 restaurants in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Diego, Portland and Seattle.
GrubHub.com has been featured on NPR, FoxBusiness.com, WGN News and in numerous publications including Forbes.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business, TechCrunch, CNET, Mashable.com and Daily Candy. Headquartered in Chicago, the company was named among Brill Street's "2009 Top 50 Employers for Generation Y Chicago."
For more information visit http://www.grubhub.com
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