GrubHub, Seamless Merger Brings Bigger Online Food Delivery

If you like using online tools to hunt and gather your food, take note: Seamless and GrubHub, two of the better-known players in the mobile food-delivery business, announced today that they will be merging their services.

GrubHub, which is privately owned, features the most restaurants of the two services, claiming 20,000 eateries in their online ordering network, compared to Seamless' 12,000. Seamless users, then, are going to get the better end of the deal right away, with the inclusion of GrubHub's additional dining options. GrubHub users should benefit from Seamless overall service, which is generally held in higher regard.

The consolidation might help both vendors overall, with one less mobile ordering service for restaurant owners to have to work with to get customer orders coming in.

This is a big bite of business: in 2012, the two organizations sent approximately $875 million in gross food sales to local takeout restaurants, resulting in combined revenue well in excess of $100 million, today's press release indicated.

No terms of the deal between privately held GrubHub and the public Seamless company were revealed, though Fortune Senior Editor Dan Primack tweeted this morning that "Seamless investors will hold majority stake in combined co w/ GrubHub."

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