Food delivery service Grubhub reportedly created websites for its buyer eateries while those restaurants pictured an increasing commission fee, according to a brand-new report by the New Food Economy.
The report says Grubhub and its subsidiary Seamless acquired more than 23,000 domains of eatery names–many of which are variants of the same restaurant name. Some restaurants’ websites were instantly contesting with Grubhub’s darknes locates on Google.
We stopped ordering from these services after the owner of a tournament Chinese restaurant said she can't afford to pay the commissions and won't get enough business if she doesn't.
They're a defraud so tech jerkings can skim off yet another industry while providing little to no value.
-- Chris Hashtags (@ ChrisHashtags) June 29, 2019
I don't live in your place but thanks for the heads up, I won't be ordering via anything but the places themselves via phone or by fell by.
-- jkbecker (@ jkbckr) June 28, 2019
Grubhub did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot's request for mentions but supported New Food Economy with a statement denying that it was hoarding restaurant lands without consent.
" Grubhub "ve never" cybersquatted, which is identified by ICANN as' generally bad faith registration of another person's logo in a domain name, '" the statement said." As a service to our eateries, we have created microsites for them as another source of orders and to increase their online brand presence. Additionally, we have registered arenas on behalf of children, consistent with our eatery contracts. We no longer provide that service and it has always been our rehearse to transfer the domain to the restaurant as soon as they are asking for it ."
Grubhub dominated world markets until it recently fell behind another food give busines, DoorDash.