CHICAGO, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company, is honoring the thousands of independent restaurants across the nation that keep communities happy and well-fed each day.
To celebrate the holiday, Grubhub has created a new content hub dedicated to spotlighting the stories of local restaurant partners. Featuring a collection of video vignettes, the hub will show viewers the passion and dedication of the people who run the restaurants responsible for their favorite foods.
Grubhub is also encouraging diners to show appreciation for their favorite local restaurants by writing a note of thanks in the special instructions feature of their Grubhub order. A curated selection of thank you messages from around the country will then be featured in a live feed on momandpopbizday.grubhub.com, the new content hub.
"Mom and Pop restaurants bring delicious and unique local flavors to communities," said Barbara Martin Coppola, Chief Marketing Officer, Grubhub. "Whether it's a hot meal after a long day at work or giving families more time around the dinner table, these restaurant partners make it possible for our diners to enjoy special moments around great food. We're proud to celebrate these local heroes and shining a light on the critical role they play in the local and national economy. "
From job creation to business impact, mom and pop restaurants are an important part of the nation's economy. In fact, independent restaurants account for more than half of the restaurants in the U.S. Grubhub is proud to partner with thousands of independent restaurants all across the country and recently funded an Economic Impact Study to measure the significance of online ordering to a restaurant's bottom line. The 2015 study shows that small restaurants working with Grubhub see a 50 percent increase in revenue.
To highlight just how important the restaurant industry is to both customers and the economy, Grubhub developed an infographic showcasing some of the industry's most surprising facts.
To explore all the local restaurants available for online ordering and delivery in your area, check out Grubhub.com. To learn more about Grubhub and its portfolio of brands, please visit http://media.grubhub.com/.
Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) is the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering company. 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 an improved delivery experience. Grubhub is proud to work with more than 40,000 restaurant partners in over 1,000 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, AllMenus, MenuPages, Restaurants on the Run, DiningIn and Delivered Dish.
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