Posts by Lindsey Ruthen


Grubhub Introduces its Amazon Alexa Skill to Make it Easier than Ever to Order Food

Customers Can Now Order from their Favorite Restaurants Without Lifting a Finger

CHICAGO, March 15, 2017- Grubhub, the nation’s leading takeout marketplace, has announced it is integrating its ordering capabilities with Amazon Alexa. The new Grubhub skill for Alexa will make it easier for customers to reorder food from Grubhub’s network of more than 50,000 restaurants using only their voice.

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Engadget – Alexa can now order food from Grubhub

In the future, as predicted by Star Trek, all you’ll need to do is speak and food will be instantly created before your eyes. Since we don’t have a way of instantly converting energy into matter in this way, the latest team up between Grubhub and Amazon will have to suffice. The former has added its smarts to the latter’s Alexa platform, enabling you to speak and have food turn up at your door a short time later. Click here for more from Engadget.

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Chicago Tribune – The best St. Patrick’s Day hangover foods, according to Chicago’s Grubhub orders

Few things in this life are certain. Death, taxes and waking up the morning after Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration in total and complete misery.

Some swear by drinking more, others turn to the greasiest burger they can find. According to Chicago’s GrubHub orders last year, we went a different—and more delicious, tbh—route. Click here for more from Chicago Tribune.

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DIGIDAY – How 5 brands including Hyatt and Grubhub are using Snapchat Spectacles

While it’s never been clear that Snapchat Spectacles will succeed where Google Glass failed, brands are at least paying attention.

The sleek pair of round shades shoots 10-second videos from the point of view of the wearer, which can then be uploaded to Snapchat — and be viewed either horizontally or vertically. The videos themselves show up in a cool circular format when they are shared to other platforms, giving creatives a new element to play with. Click here for the full list.

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The Daily Meal – This is What People Eat at Home During the Oscars, According to Grubhub

Vietnamese pho was the most popular food ordered during the awards show last year.

This weekend, viewers of the Oscars will be among the stars, whether you’re actually in Hollywood or watching from the comfort of your own home. If you’re like most of us, you’ll be enjoying a meal in front of the TV as glamourous actors and actresses receive their awards.

Grubhub, the leading online delivery service in the country, took a deep dive into its orders and found out which foods were trending the most during awards season. Click here for more from The Daily Meal

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CNBC – What you eat on Valentine’s Day could reveal your relationship status

There’s apparently a big difference between the foods eaten on Valentine’s Day by singles and couples.

While couples were likely to order in sushi, single folks were all about comfort food on the day of love, according to data from Grubhub.

The number one order made by singles? Potato wedges. Click here for more from CNBC.

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REUTERS – Grubhub quarterly revenue rises 37.5 percent

Feb 8 GrubHub Inc reported a 37.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue as more people used its online food order and delivery services.

The company, which faces competition from Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Now, Yelp Inc’s Eat24 and Uber’s UberEATS, reported a rise in quarterly net income to $13.6 million, or 16 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $11.3 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier.

“Our rapid scaling in delivery combined with our substantial incremental margins helped Grubhub post record profits in 2016,” Chief Financial Officer Adam DeWitt said.

The company’s revenue rose to $137.5 million from $100 million. Click here for the full report from Reuters.

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