That deep dish pizza or juicy burger from the restaurant you’re just too busy (or lazy) to drive to yourself could be within reach, as major online takeout ordering services Seamless North America and GrubHub Inc. move to combine into a single company.
If regulators approve the deal, the businesses’ remote ordering capabilities will extend to more than 20,000 eateries in more than 500 U.S. cities. GrubHub alone lists 250,000 menus on its site.
The companies said in a statement that they expect the merger to help broaden their networks and product offerings, boost innovation and pull in more of the corporate clientele that Seamless is known for attracting.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies said that they helped local restaurants generate $875 million in gross food sales last year and brought in more than $100 million in combined revenue.