Since opening its doors in 2004, Grubhub has helped more than 14,000 local restaurants serve more than one million diners spanning neighborhoods across Chicago. To give back to its community, the food delivery platform has announced a new $300,000 partnership with The Hatchery Chicago, a leading non-profit incubator dedicated to fostering successful food and beverage businesses on the West Side of Chicago.
Grubhub’s partnership with The Hatchery Chicago includes:
- Sponsoring a pitch competition and awarding the winner with 1-year fully paid access to the private Grubhub Kitchen at The Hatchery.
- Developing new educational materials to guide The Hatchery Chicago’s entrepreneurs interested in utilizing third-party delivery to grow their businesses.
- Providing philanthropic support through the Grubhub Community Fund to The Hatchery Chicago’s Sprouts Incubation program.
“Our partnership with The Hatchery Chicago is especially exciting because their mission to help local entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses is exactly what we do at Grubhub every day with our own restaurant partners,” says Liz Bosone, Grubhub’s vice president of restaurant success. “Not only are we offering financial support, but teams across Grubhub are working with The Hatchery Chicago to offer deeper, meaningful engagement that can help put their entrepreneurs on a path to sustained growth and success.”
“Since opening our doors on the West Side of Chicago in 2019, The Hatchery Chicago has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs get their starts in our kitchens and learn the necessary skills to launch and grow viable businesses,” says Natalie Shmulik, The Hatchery’s chief strategy & incubation officer. “On top of our existing services, our partnership with Grubhub allows us to look at new ways to support our community of entrepreneurs, including helping them successfully leverage online marketing and delivery resources to increase efficiencies and generate revenue.”