Amazon + GrubHub teaming up

Amazon and GrubHub have announced a new partnership. Now Amazon Prime members will have access to GrubHub Plus which gives customers free delivery on GrubHub Plus Restaurants.

This might sound like a good deal for Prime members, but what they don’t know about GrubHub is that even though they advertise free delivery the company is still sliding in hidden fees to make up for the “free delivery.” This might come in the form of higher menu prices, inflated taxes and fees, or hidden service charges.

If you are tired of the games that the other delivery companies play, then make the switch to Snap Delivered. With regular menu pricing and no hidden fees the savings can really add up for delivery customers.

GrubHub could be sold just one year after being acquired

After just one year since they were acquired by Just Eat Takeaway, GrubHub may be sold.

JET is facing pressure from shareholders, and in particular one activist investor called Cat Rock Capitol, to either do a partial or full sale of GrubHub or bring on a strategic partner. A letter to JET from Cat Rock said that GrubHub was dragging JET down after a 5% decline in orders from North America.

JET acquired GrubHub for $7.3 Billion and the thought was that acquisition would give JET an advantage in the North American market, but instead with Covid being essentially over and more people dining out instead of staying in GrubHub is losing sales.

GrubHub has been losing market share to its competitors Uber Eats and Doordash, and pretty soon it will be losing even more to Snap Delivered.

The big 3 companies in the delivery space are under regulatory pressure from a number of large cities to curb their delivery fees as lawmakers are introducing legislation to put a cap on the percentage a delivery company can charge a restaurant.