Chicago,IL - GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB), the leading online and mobile food-ordering company, today announced financial results for the quarter and year-ended December 31, 2014. The Company also announced the completed acquisition of DiningIn and an agreement to acquire Restaurants on the Run, two of the leading restaurant delivery services in the U.S.
"We ended the year with strong growth momentum as we capitalized on the seasonally favorable conditions of the fourth quarter," said Matt Maloney, CEO. "We sent more than 200,000 orders a day to our restaurant partners during the quarter while surpassing 5 million active diners, resulting in record revenues and adjusted EBITDA. GrubHub continues to be the clear platform of choice for restaurants that want to grow their businesses profitably and for diners looking for simplicity, choice and control when ordering takeout."
The Company has completed the acquisition of DiningIn and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Restaurants on the Run, subject to certain closing conditions. With the completion of these acquisitions, GrubHub will be executing deliveries for nearly 3,000 restaurants across the U.S., including in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
GrubHub has been conducting its own delivery tests for the past year and believes that owning the delivery experience provides a number of key benefits to its diners and restaurant partners, including:
- An improved diner experience due to GrubHub's additional visibility into each order;
- An increased number of dining choices by bringing delivery services to restaurants that do not operate such services themselves; and
- Lower overall delivery costs due to the benefits of scale and aggregation
"We are excited to start 2015 with these acquisitions, the completion of which will help us expand our leading position in online ordering and also make GrubHub a leader in restaurant delivery for independent restaurants," noted Maloney. "DiningIn and Restaurants on the Run are ideal partners for GrubHub because of the breadth and depth of their restaurant networks and the more than 45 years of combined experience they have operating successful restaurant delivery services."
GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB) is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants. The company's online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners to order directly from approximately 30,000 takeout restaurants in more than 800 U.S. cities and London. Every order is supported by the company's 24/7 customer service teams.
DiningIn, one of the country's largest restaurant delivery services, makes it easy for diners to enjoy food from their favorite restaurants. Founded in Boston in 1988, DiningIn services Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia. Providing delivery options for individual diners, group orders and corporate catering, DiningIn delivers the food diners crave. DiningIn partners with a wide range of restaurants – from local neighborhood favorites to national brands – to simplify food delivery and provide uncompromising quality.
About Restaurants on the Run
Founded in 1993, Restaurants on the Run is the West Coast's largest restaurant food delivery service specializing in corporate catering and restaurant delivery. Restaurants on the Run delivers on time meals and a consistent customer experience for more than 1,700 restaurant locations across Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Houston, Seattle, Las Vegas and Tulsa. Using smart delivery logistics, Restaurants on the Run is focused on perfecting the ordering and delivery experience.