GrubHub: Finally less crappy

I really like the concept of GrubHub. As I have detailed in the past, I have a really hard time deciding what to eat for dinner. I love the concept of going to GrubHub, choosing my area, and then picking a cuisine. Sounds simple, except for that second part.

I never quite understood what you were supposed to do with the GrubHub interface. Were you supposed to just keep clicking on the map close to your house until it finally decided “Oh, OK. I think I get it. I see kinda where you live now.” It always bugged me, not just as an interface designer but also as someone who is incredibly impatient.

If you are of the anal psychotic type as I am, you will be pleased as punch to know that GrubHub has finally realized their old way of doing this was horribly inefficient and have added a simple form which asks for your address. So much more logical. Thank you, GrubHub!

3 Comments so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on June 14th, 2005 @ 10:15 am

    Mmmmmmmm, just found out that Monsoon delivers. Great idea for a site, since we order out about 9 days a week.

  2. robdeadtech (unregistered) on June 14th, 2005 @ 2:02 pm

    word! I’ve always thought that site COULD be terribly useful, but was instead, pretty much just terrible. Thanks. Now if more friggen restaurants would put their menus online!!!!

  3. Matt (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 5:07 pm

    Thanks for the love Lauren, I’m glad you like it. Its funny because the address search was in the works for months (we knew it would rock) and we planned how we’d do it but then the lead developer had a flash of inspiration and ended up whipping it together in a couple of days. If you have any more suggestions feel free to let me know, and that goes for the rest of your readers too. We want it to be the ultimate tool for finding food and you guys know best.

    Matt Maloney


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