Facing fury over 'fake websites,' Grubhub says restaurants have it wrong

Online food delivery services can often provide a valuable service, especially when you plan to order ahead, put in a larger order, have specific dietary requests, are unable to pick up an order, or can only pay with a credit card. For restaurants, it can also be helpful to receive electronic orders rather than take them over the phone during rush hours. (Disclosure: my parents own a small restaurant business and are listed on Grubhub / Seamless, so I am familiar with the way the relationship works.) However, a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble local businesses in an alleged effort to... Continue reading…

Facing fury over 'fake websites,' Grubhub says restaurants have it wrong

It looked like yet another example of Big Tech's overreach, a David-and-Goliath story pitting a massive internet platform against powerless individuals.

Fri 5 Jul 19 from Phys.org

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Online food delivery services can often provide a valuable service, especially when you plan to order ahead, put in a larger order, have specific dietary requests, are unable to ...

Fri 5 Jul 19 from The Verge

Grubhub says its contract allowed it to create fake restaurant websites

Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney has responded to reports that his company creates fake websites for its restaurant partners, claiming that, according to its contract agreements, these businesses ...

Tue 2 Jul 19 from The Verge

Hey GrubHub, What the Fuck??

Fri 28 Jun 19 from Gizmodo

GrubHub is buying web domains for the restaurants it lists

GrubHub's bid to conquer app-based food delivery may be hurting the web presences of the restaurants themselves. New Food Economy has discovered that GrubHub and its Seamless ...

Fri 28 Jun 19 from Engadget

Grubhub is using thousands of fake websites to upcharge commission fees from real businesses

Grubhub has been buying tens of thousands of domain names that resemble those of businesses they either work with or are pitching to get on the platform, reports New Food Economy. ...

Fri 28 Jun 19 from The Verge

Grubhub has bought thousands of domain names to compete against its own customers

Grubhub has been buying domains and setting up fake websites to resemble those of actual restaurants on its platform.

Fri 28 Jun 19 from Techradar

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