For years, Yelp has been in and out of court for their shady practices. It comes as no surprise that they have pulled their newest acquisition, GrubHub to the Darkside.
Two years ago Grubhub and Yelp Announced a Long-term Partnership to Connect Consumers with the Best Food Ordering Options. What they didn’t mention was how low they would go to show a profit.
Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) is the nation’s leading online and mobile takeout food-ordering marketplace with the most comprehensive network of restaurant partners and largest active diner base. Dedicated to moving eating forward and connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, the company’s platforms and services strive to elevate food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms, and improved delivery experience. Grubhub is proud to work with more than 55,000 restaurant partners in over 1,200 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, AllMenus and MenuPages.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp has taken root in major metros in more than 30 countries. Approximately 28 million unique devices accessed Yelp via the Yelp app, approximately 83 million unique visitors visited Yelp via desktop computer and approximately 74 million unique visitors visited Yelp via mobile website on a monthly average basis during the second quarter of 2017. By the end of the same quarter, Yelpers had written approximately 135 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists.
You can find the written article originally reported by Vice here.