CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Grubhub, one of the largest online and mobile food-ordering companies in the U.S., has launched RestaurauntHER, an initiative dedicated to supporting women-led restaurants nationwide.
As part of the initiative, Grubhub said it is committed to pledging $1 million to support this and other causes benefiting communities nationwide.
Here’s how it works: Grubhub will contribute $1 for every pledge up to $1 million for every person who pledges at RestaurantHER.com to dine in or order delivery from women-led restaurants. The promotion runs through the end of Women’s History Month in March, with the first $100,000 being contributed to Women Chefs & Restaurateurs to advance female leadership in restaurants.
After entering your zip code at RestaurantHER.com, users will be directed to a map showing women-led restaurants in their area that are eligible for Grubhub online order and delivery.
"We are honored to unveil RestaurantHER to support women in leadership roles across the restaurant community," said Matt Maloney, chief executive officer of Grubhub. "Closing the gender gap that leaves women occupying fewer than 20 percent of chef positions in the U.S. will ultimately introduce new creativity and expertise into our restaurants and no doubt elevate the entire culinary industry. We believe Grubhub has a duty to support women-run restaurants and promote more diversity, in the industry and on our platform, which will begin with RestaurantHER."