GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB) Accused of Unlawful Business Practices
On July 15, 2019, The New Food Economy reported that GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB) registered more than 20,000 web domains, many matching the names of its restaurant customers without their permission. Another claim against the company alleges GrubHub charges erroneous fees to restaurants from phone orders generated through websites it operates. The Small Business Association is investigating these complaints and New York Senator Chuck Schumer recently demanded that Grubhub change its practices or he would seek the aid of the Federal Trade Commission. This press conference followed similar calls from New York City Council’s Mark Gjonaj who asked New York Attorney General Letitia James to launch an antitrust investigation into the company.