Grubhub Leads Meal Delivery Sales

The latest numbers for US meal delivery show Grubhub narrowly leading DoorDash.

According to the latest research from Second Measure, in March 2019, Grubhub led all third-party food delivery platforms with 32% of U.S. meal delivery sales, not including corporate spending. DoorDash sat second narrowly behind with 30%, followed but Uber Eats at 21% and Postmates at 10%. The researchers noted that due to the way Postmates bills purchases made through its subscription program, Postmates Unlimited, they were unable to track these purchases, meaning most likely Postmates’ market share was higher than these estimates.

In terms of growth DoorDash is the clear leader showing a huge 216-percent year-over-year jump, compared to 58 percent at Uber Eats and 4 percent at Grubhub.

Nearly all the food delivery services are growing. In March, sales for the industry as a whole rose 56 percent year-over-year, as more Americans realize how much they like eating restaurant meals at home.

The report notes that 22 percent of Americans have now ordered from one of the major food-delivery platforms, up from 16 percent a year ago.

In terms of geography, the hungry inhabitants of New York have the highest share of sales, followed by Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago.

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