GrubHub.com was founded in 2004 by Chicago-based software engineers Matt Maloney and Mike Evans. The venture-backed company has grown rapidly, and works with over 6,000 restaurants for online ordering. GrubHub.com shows menus from over 25,000 restaurants in 75+ cities. The company plans to continue launching in more new cities.
Co-founders Maloney and Evans got the idea while working on Apartments.com - a search engine for apartments. They often ordered food for delivery but got tired of the same-old; they thought there should to be an online service listing of various restaurants that delivered but were shocked to find none.