If you happen to live in Chicago, New York, Boston, or San Francisco, GrubHub.com is definitely a site worth checking out. I’d heard of it but never tried it until last night, and it’s great. The site has a very extensive collection of restaurants (at least for me in Chicago) which deliver based on my address. You can filter on cuisine and a number of other parameters. One of the most useful filter parameters is the “currently delivering” one which at 2AM this morning when I decided it was time for dinner, was very helpful. I found a Mexican place in the filtered list and ordered through their interactive menu on GrubHub.com. My food showed up well within the prescribed time and was quite good actually. I would have never known of the restaurant without this site as it’s not really near anyplace I ever go.
I did a bit more poking around on the site and their business model is around a commission they collect for orders placed to restaurants which allow you to order online through GrubHub.com. They also list restaurants that don’t allow this which is nice, but I’ll certainly remember that the site only makes money with the restaurants which support online ordering.