Groupon, Grubhub join forces

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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CHICAGO – Groupon and Grubhub have announced a strategic partnership to bring food delivery to Groupon customers throughout the United States. As a part of the arrangement, Groupon users will be able to order food delivered from Grubhub’s 55,000 restaurant partners through the Groupon platform. In addition, customers will be able to redeem Groupon deals when they use Grubhub delivery via Groupon.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Grubhub to vastly expand the number of food delivery options available through our marketplace,” said Rich Williams, CEO of Groupon. “This partnership connects two of the biggest players in local commerce and is a win for both consumers and restaurants by providing people with more savings and access to the food they want, when they want it.”

In addition, Grubhub is acquiring certain assets in 27 company-owned OrderUp food delivery markets from Groupon. Grubhub will also manage the food ordering and delivery logistics for the company’s Groupon To Go markets. Specific terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

“As a leader in local delivery, we’re always looking for more ways to make it easier for diners to find and order food wherever they may be,” said Matt Maloney, CEO of Grubhub. “Groupon’s massive, active mobile audience - and great savings opportunities - will help drive new customers and more order volume for our restaurant partners, further enhancing the value of the Grubhub network.”

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