Another food delivery service, Grubhub, will expand to Baton Rouge and Shreveport, among other cities like Little Rock, Memphis, Charleston and Jackson, according to a press release from Monday, April 2.
“These additional markets are part of our vision to connect more diners with even more of their favorite local restaurants across the country, and provide them with the widest selection of choice wherever they are,” said Stan Chia, Grubhub’s chief operating officer, in the press release.
Grubhub is “the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering company.” It was founded in 2004 and merged with Seamless, another food delivery service, in 2013, according to the company’s website. As part of its 2018 growth plan, Grubhub has expanded into 34 additional markets in 19 different states, according to the press release.
Grubhub already operates in 80 markets throughout the nation with 80,000 restaurants in about 1,600 U.S. cities and London, according to the company’s website.
Diners can order delivery and takeout from restaurant menus offered through Grubhub’s website, or they can download the app.
Among restaurants offering delivery on the site near the University are Pita Pit, Barcadia, Yogurtland, The Halal Guys, Hungry Howie’s, Cupcake Allie, Crawfish On The Geaux , Gatti’s Pizza, Frankie’s Dawg House, Pastime, Sake Sushi and Popology.
Some Baton Rouge restaurants featured on Grubhub offering free delivery include Pita Pit, Barcadia, The Halal Guys, Cupcake Allie, Crawfish On The Geaux, Gatti’s Pizza, Roly Poly, Popology and Sake Sushi.
Some restaurants featured have a delivery minimum and those not listed above have a delivery fee.
In 2016, Business Insider ranked seven food delivery services including Grubhub, Amazon, Eat24, UberEats, Postmates, Caviar and DoorDash, according to the article. Grubhub finished fourth in their ranking, citing the $5 delivery fee on their order as “average” and the $10 delivery minimum as “bearable.”
“A solid fourth-place finish,” according to the article.
Finance senior Matthew Tynes said he usually doesn’t use food delivery services because, as a finance major especially, he doesn’t like food delivery services like Waitr that charge significant delivery fees.
“If a new place could come in and offer cheaper prices, that would incentivize at least me for sure,” Tynes said.
Political communication junior Schlea Thomas said she’s familiar with using Grubhub from her hometown, Houston, and has good experiences using the service.
“It’s always nice to have more options for food delivery,” Thomas said.