Food delivery search engine GrubHub.com has secured $2 million in Series B funding led by led by Origin Ventures and Leo Capital, with earlier investor Amicus Capital participating as well. Grubhub says that it will use the funding to build upon its existing online network of restaurants that deliver to metropolitan areas around the country and create new products to enhance user experience and improve the quality of delivery service. GrubHub .com’s service operates in in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, MA, and recently rolled out in Philadelphia.
Launched in Chicago in 2004, GrubHub.com secured $1.1 million Series A funding in 2007 through Amicus Capital, Origin Ventures and several angel investors. This funding allows the company ton expand its operations to New York City, San Francisco and Boston.
Grubhub recently launched a useful iPhone app that allows users to easily browse through the menus of restaurants in their metropolitan area, add food items to a virtual cart, and see reviews of various restaurants. Competitors include MenuPix, FoodieBytes and CityMint.