DoorDash Overtakes Grubhub

According to the latest statistics, DoorDash has overtaken Grubhub as the leader in online food delivery in the US.

DoorDash overtook Grubhub in US monthly sales in May, according to research firm Second Measure. DoorDash also surpassed Grubhub in market share as measured among the online food delivery companies that Second Measure tracks using anonymized credit transaction data, though the absolute value of those sales has grown for both companies.

Grubhub, which operates only in the US, is very much still growing. For the first quarter of 2019, Grubhub reported $1.5 billion in gross food sales (the total value of food, tips, taxes, and delivery fees on orders placed through its platform), up 21% from the same period a year earlier. The company reported 19.3 million active diners, defined as the number of unique accounts from which a Grubhub order had been placed in the last 12 months, up 28% from the first quarter of 2018.

The top two food delivery services may be neck and neck in U.S. market share, but their strongholds are in different regions. Grubhub is the most popular service in many Northeastern metro areas, including New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. DoorDash rakes in more than half the sales in the two biggest Texas metros, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. But neither is DoorDash’s biggest region in terms of dollars. That distinction goes to the San Francisco Bay area, where DoorDash is headquartered.

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