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San Diego Launch

03/03/2010

PR Newswire March 3, 2010 -- As American consumers continue to forego expensive nights dining out, GrubHub.com (http://www.grubhub.com), the only service that shows people all the local restaurants that deliver and allows them to order directly online or by phone, announced their beta launch in San Diego, CA today.

The online service shows menus for more than 300 San Diego area delivery restaurants and is absolutely free to use. Budget-conscious diners can use the site to discover new restaurants, find unique coupon offers and compare menu prices. GrubHub.com also operates in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and L.A..

"San Diego has such a diverse restaurant scene, so ordering delivery doesn't have to mean just pizza and burgers when you're looking to cut back on your budget," said Matt Maloney, GrubHub.com co-founder and CEO. "San Diego diners can choose from an eclectic mix of local restaurants on our site like Beach City Market or Gourmet India."

During these challenging economic times, GrubHub.com is also helping independent restaurant owners increase their business and attract more new customers.

As the recession drags on, fewer consumers are dining out. According to research consultancy Technomic, fine dining restaurants nationwide could see their sales fall 15 percent this year, with a 2.5 percent drop in the broader restaurant industry.

"GrubHub.com's online service provides an easy and efficient way for people to order from their neighborhood restaurants, and it drives profits directly to those businesses," said Maloney. "Restaurants working with us get an average of 20 percent more delivery orders through our site."

The Chicago-based company is experiencing rapid growth in all of their markets and is on track to send over $70 million in food sales to their restaurants this year.

"We recognize these are challenging times for restaurant operators," said Maloney. "By making it easier for people to discover new restaurants and order online, GrubHub.com will help San Diego restaurants get more business."

About GrubHub.com
GrubHub.com is an industry leader in the online restaurant delivery space. Founded in 2004, the venture-backed company has grown rapidly, and works with over 3,000 restaurants for online ordering. GrubHub.com shows menus from over 11,000 restaurants in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Diego.

GrubHub.com has been featured on NPR, Fox Morning News, WGN News and in numerous publications including Forbes.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business, TechCrunch, CNET, Mashable.com and Daily Candy. Headquartered in Chicago, the company was named among Brill Street's "2009 Top 50 Employers for Generation Y Chicago."

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