Analyst weighs in on Uber’s reported negotiations to acquire Grubhub

USA – Uber Technologies, the parent company of UberEats has been reported to table an offer seeking to acquire the oldest of the major food delivery companies in the United States, Grubhub. This deal, if completed, would combine the first and second largest online foodservice delivery firms in the US. However, Packaged Facts analyst Cara Rasch, notes that negotiations could still fall through or any agreed-upon deal could fail to pass likely regulatory hurdles As the food delivery industry continues to welcome an eye catching number of new entrants in…

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Grubhub to acquire leading platform for campus food orders Tapingo for US$150m

USA – Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Tapingo, a leading platform for campus food ordering for approximately US$150 million. Tapingo’s U.S. and Israel-based teams have built a technology platform custom designed for campus use, with direct integration into college meal plans and point-of-sale (POS) systems, ensuring seamless order-taking and accurate, up-to-the-minute transparency on wait times for diners. The Tapingo platform also streamlines operations and increases in-store efficiency for campus restaurant partners—including Taco Bell, Chipotle,…

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