Company timeline


Seamless is founded by two hungry lawyers fed up with out-of-date paper menus


Grubhub is founded by two hungry web developers who were looking for an alternative to paper menus


Seamless introduces free service to consumer diners to complement corporate-ordering service


Seamless is acquired by Aramark; Grubhub’s co-founders win first place in the University of Chicago Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge with the business plan for Grubhub

Nov. 2007- March 2011

Grubhub secures Series A funding led by Amicus Capital and Origin Ventures

June 2011

Seamless becomes independent as Spectrum Equity acquires a minority stake in the company from Aramark

Sept. 2011

Grubhub acquires online competitor Dotmenu, the parent company of AllMenus and campusfood

Oct. 2012

Seamless acquires MenuPages

Feb. 2012

Seamless introduces industry’s first iPad® app

May 2012

Grubhub debuts OrderHub, the industry’s first in-restaurant tablet technology

Nov. 2012

Grubhub introduces Track Your Grub, a set of features that provides diners with real-time notifications and order mapping

Aug. 2013

Grubhub and Seamless merger closes, Grubhub Inc. is born

April 2014

Grubhub opens for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRUB” ticker symbol

Feb. 2015

Grubhub completes acquisition of DiningIn

March 2015

Grubhub completes acquisition of Restaurants on the Run

April 2015

Grubhub launches its app for Apple Watch

Nov. 2015

Grubhub launches its app for Apple TV

Dec. 2015

Grubhub acquires Delivered Dish


Grubhub introduces Grubhub Delivery to over 50 cities across the U.S

April 2016

Grubhub launches delivery in New York’s outer boroughs

May 2016

Grubhub introduces Grubhub for Restaurants, the company’s new in-restaurant technology platform

May 2016

Grubhub acquires LAbite

June 2016

Apple Pay and Android Pay launch on Grubhub

July 2016

Grubhub unveils new faceted ratings and reviews system

Oct. 2016

Grubhub introduces gift cards