When people have a food craving, the GrubHub API can show them local restaurant choices, sorted by cuisine preference, directly to their device.
GrubHub was founded in 2004, and today, it connects hungry diners with local restaurants. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the food ordering and delivery company’s slogan is “grub what you love.” Of course, Americans love to grub, too; as of 2019, 115,000 restaurants can connect with almost 20 million users across more than three thousand cities in all 50 states.
On the front end, GrubHub is pretty straightforward. A hungry person that doesn’t feel like cooking decides they want something to eat. They visit GrubHub, pick a cuisine, then a restaurant in their area, and order a dish that appeals to them.
The next step of the process is the restaurant receives the order. Once they confirm they can make it, the order is processed, and the kitchen staff gets to work.
Finally, nearby drivers are notified that there is an order available for pickup and delivery in their vicinity. Once a courier accepts the order, they head to the venue, pick up the customer’s order, then drive to deliver it to the hungry and now happy consumer.
Everyone on earth needs to eat. But, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we can all cook, and even if we can, we don’t always have the energy to do so. Enter GrubHub and other food delivery APIs.
Not only do consumers benefit, but restaurants do as well by being able to reach customers they otherwise may not have before.
Furthermore, many establishments outsource their delivery to outside couriers because it is more cost-effective than having delivery drivers on staff.
The GrubHub API, and those like, it connects hungry customers with restaurants that stay in business by serving them. Furthermore, more jobs are created through delivering the food ordered. Without APIs connecting these businesses and consumers together, none of this would be possible.
You can expect a food service API to provide current restaurant menus, secure transactions, and keep personal information safe.
All GrubHub APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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