GrubHub, a website for finding and ordering from restaurants that deliver, has raised $2 million in a second round of funding.
The Chicago company was founded in 2004, and has slowly expanded from its home city to include other metropolitan areas — New York, San Francisco, Boston, and most recently, Philadelphia. What it lacks in geographic reach it makes up in completeness; the company claims to partner with more than half the restaurants offering to deliver in its coverage areas, and says it facilitated $20 million worth of deliveries last year.
It’s easy to see why a service like this would be appealing. My roommate and I order takeout all the time (ah, the busy life of a tech blogger), and it’s already easier to Google our favorite restaurants rather than sorting through our giant pile of menus. Having a central location for delivery options would make things even more convenient, especially now that GrubHub has an iPhone application. (CityMint launched a similar app in the same week, but it isn’t free like GrubHub.)