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GrubHub.com and Sittercity.com Partner to Simplify Parents' Night Out

03/04/2008

CHICAGO, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- GrubHub.com and Sittercity.com are partnering to make it easier for parents to enjoy an evening out. The leading restaurant delivery guide and ordering service and the leading online caregiving resource will work together to ensure that parents feel confident that their children will get a nutritious and delicious dinner, even on evenings when they're home with a babysitter.

Beginning today, GrubHub.com and Sittercity.com will cross-promote each other's services to their respective members. The Sittercity website will enable parents who've just booked a babysitter to easily click over to GrubHub to order a meal for the sitters and the kids, giving parents more time to focus on their evening out instead of whipping up dinner before running out the door. In addition, GrubHub.com will encourage their members who are parents to order in for the kids -- even on evenings when they may be going out.

"For many parents, an evening out away from the kids is a rare event," Genevieve Thiers, founder and CEO of Sittercity. "By partnering with GrubHub we are making it easy for parents to quickly and easily take care of dinner for the kids, so they can focus on enjoying their kid-free date night. Using GrubHub.com is a free and easy way for parents to make sure the kids get a delicious and nutritious meal, even when they can't be home to cook."

"Too often, hiring a babysitter means whipping up a box of mac and cheese before rushing out the door," said Matt Maloney, CEO of GrubHub.com. "This partnership brings families many more options. Some parents might decide to start a new tradition of treating the kids to a pizza on evenings when the sitter comes over, or others might want to change it up each time or focus on healthier alternatives. Whatever cuisine they choose, GrubHub and Sittercity will make sure parents have a free and easy way to check dinner for the kids off of their long to-do lists."

About GrubHub.com

Who Delivers? GrubHub.com answers this question with a unique restaurant delivery search. Users simply enter their location through an intuitive online interface and GrubHub.com displays all of the menus, coupons, and delivery information for every restaurant that delivers to that address. Using GrubHub.com is free and orders may be placed over the phone or through GrubHub's online ordering system at no charge. GrubHub.com purchases carbon credits to offset greenhouse gas emissions for every food delivery placed through the website. Ordering through GrubHub is the only way to ensure your food delivery order will not contribute to climate change. For more information or to discover who delivers anywhere in Chicago, Boston or San Francisco, visit http://www.grubhub.com.

About Sittercity.com

Sittercity.com(R), the inventor of online caregiving, is America's most trustworthy source for childcare and petcare, dedicated to making the process of finding a caregiver fast, easy, safe and fun. With access to hundreds of thousands of sitters nationwide, parents of children or pets can find a wealth of qualified caregivers in their area by using Sittercity's four-step screening process, which includes references, parent-to-parent feedback, personal interviews and free access to background checks. Registration for sitters is free, and parents pay as little as $8 per month for a membership, which gives them unlimited ability to post jobs, and search, contact and hire sitters in their areas. A true pioneer in its field, Sittercity.com has been featured by hundreds of media outlets; from the Today Show to the Big Idea with Donny Deutsch to the Wall Street Journal. Sittercity won first place in the 2007 UPS Small Business "Out of the Box" contest as well as a 2007 International Davey Award. Sittercity also won the U.S. Small Business Administration Champion Award in 2006 from President Bush, received a Webby Worthy Award in 2005 and won the 2005 Women's Business Development Center Rising Star Award. For more information, visit the company Web site at http://www.sittercity.com.

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