Grubhub, U.S. Cities Launch Economic Relief Effort for Independent Restaurants, Delivery Partners Impacted by COVID-19

Grubhub’s initiative will provide immediate and substantial cash flow relief to qualified independent restaurants.


In collaboration with the mayors of large cities across the United States, Grubhub is temporarily suspending collection of up to $100 million in commission payments from impacted independent restaurants nationwide in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Grubhub’s initiative will provide immediate and substantial cash flow relief to qualified independent restaurants — restaurants that make up the majority of Grubhub’s 350,000-plus restaurant community and drive more than 80% of the company’s orders.

“Independent restaurants are the lifeblood of our cities and feed our communities,” says Matt Maloney, Grubhub founder and CEO. “They have been amazing long-term partners for us, and we wanted to help them in their time of need. Our business is their business, so this was an easy decision for us to make.”