A Holiday Letter to All Our Peeps


Well folks, another year has passed. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried. We’ve ordered pizza with boiled shrimp for delivery. We’ve cried some more. Come take a walk with me down memory lane as we recount the highs and lows of the little dot-com that could.

For us here at GrubHub.com, 2009 will be remembered as a year with many milestones. March was a good month for us. GrubHub.com was able to secure funding with our second round of venture capital investment. The funding allowed us to really expand our footprint in both existing and new markets: New York, Philly, DC, and Los Angeles. Now that we’ve launched in all of these cities, we have over 11,000 restaurants on our Web site and plan to expand into more new cites next year. GrubHub.com has come a long way from the days when I was walking into restaurants myself and signing them up for our services.

grubhub-bandThe fall dawned with our utter dominance of other Chicago startups in the first-ever “Battle of the Startups Rock Band” tournament. We welcome any new startups who want to challenge us next year for the coveted title.

As the winter nestled in around us, Thai, Indian, Mexican and Costa Rican cuisine delivered a few times a week started to add up. Not in dollars, but in ounces. Toss in a couple dozen birthday parties, a GrubHub wedding, and some made-to-order office omelets, and we realized that we needed a way to search for more healthy options on the Web site. We’ve begun working on a fancy new feature that will let users search by items — set to launch next year. So if you’re craving a tofu burger, you’ll be able to search all the restaurants that offer the option and have it deliver right to your home.


grubby-award-drew-rich-jack-todd-tracyAt our annual holiday party this year, we decided to give out our first-ever Grubby Awards. From the “Worst Coffee Maker” to “Best in Sales,” we proudly recognized the amazing talents of our ever-growing staff.


With the year coming to a close, GrubHub got all grown up. Our second office, which looked spacious when we moved in last spring with 15 employees, didn’t come close to being able to house the 50 we’ve got now. So we decided to make one more move, and packed everything up again this winter and headed down the street to new digs. The new office definitely has some nice perks. The rooftop deck — which comes with a fully equipped BBQ grill — will be put in good use come summer time.


Our new roof-top-deck.

Our new roof-top-deck.

As we look back onto 2009, we realize we couldn’t have achieved many of our goals without our loyal GrubHub.com fans, restaurant partners and amazing staff. During these challenging economic times, it makes me happy to know we have helped our local restaurants generate more business — doubling the number of orders we sent them last year. And we realize that GrubHub.com has become a lifesaver for all the people who may have cut back on dining out, but didn’t want to deprive themselves of a good, hot meal. So on behalf of all the GrubHub’rs, we wish you a heartfelt thanks for your business and a Happy New Year.

Mike Evans

320 thoughts on “A Holiday Letter to All Our Peeps

  1. Edmond

    wow!!! nothing but admiration for you guys… I remember your crappy jsp site in 2006, from that to 50 employees is quite impressive!… wish you all the best of luck, will keep an eye on you… my own restaurant web startup never got anywhere:)

  2. RonCo

    Congrats on your growth! Sounds as if you’re one of those companies who have made it through a tough year, especially for restaurants.

    If you are anywhere near fleshing out your plans to expand in Denver, is there an address I can use to forward my resume to? (I’m a courier with some delivery / route based experience. Excellent, safe driver!)

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