The plaintiff’s attorneys, the Gibbs Law Firm, state on its web site “that by including restaurants, including their names and logos, on its website without authorization, Grubhub creates confusion for consumers and harms the restaurants’ reputation and business operation.”
The lawsuit also claims that when someone orders delivery from a non-partner restaurant on GrubHub, the company has its drivers place the order directly with the restaurants and pretend to be the customers when they pick up the food.
GrubHub is being sued by two restaurants because it has included their information on its platform without permission. (iStock)
GrubHub told FOX Business the company does not comment on pending litigation.
Last month, DoorDash was sued because it allegedly mislabeled information about a St. Louis-based restaurant, saying the restaurant was closed or too far away for delivery when customers tried to order from the establishment.
Some states are taking action. Starting in January delivery apps will no longer be allowed to include non-partner restaurants in California after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Food Delivery Act into law in September.