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GrubHub is facing a potential class-action lawsuit after being sued by two restaurants because the digital food delivery company allegedly added their establishments to its service without permission.
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The complaint — filed by Antonia’s in Hillsborough, N.C. and the Farmer’s Wife in Sebastopol, Calif. — was made on behalf of 150,000 non-partner restaurants that have been added to GrubHub since 2019.
The restaurants filed the lawsuit in federal court in Chicago on Monday,
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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.