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Ordering for a Group with Grubhub Catering

Ten of your friends are coming over to watch the big game tonight. Your manager just asked you to order in for an impromptu team lunch on Friday. You’re in charge of throwing your friend’s engagement party next weekend.

Do you instantly think in a composed, yet subtly panicked way: how am I going to order food for THAT many people? At your service, my grace. Read on to find out how easy it is to (and why you should) order for groups with Grubhub catering.

But why should I use catering vs. ordering multiple dishes?

Well, we’ve got a few reasons why. When using the catering option, restaurants tend to give you a break on the pricing, since you’re ordering in larger quantities. Additionally, restaurants will tell you about how many people each platter feeds, so you’re able to order according to the size of your group vs. guesstimating. Some catering platters are built to feed as few as five people, while others serve as many as 75! Oh, and another big value add? The delivery driver will come in and set up all of the food for you. Sounds nice, right?

I’m new to this whole catering thing. How do I do it?

Step by step, that’s how. Rule of thumb: place your order at least 24 hours in advance, to give the restaurant enough time to prepare it. Still want that quick and easy rundown? We thought you’d never ask. Hit it, maestro.

  1. Click catering in the navigation at
  2. Select what you want to eat, how much you need, and when you need it.
  3. Confirm all your details and enter the number of people at your party during checkout.
  4. All done? Tack on a tip and place that order! You’ll get an email when it’s cookin’ up.

And wait…when did you say I should use catering?

Oh, pretty much any time you’re having a big gathering with friends, family or coworkers. More than 10 people coming over to watch a series premiere? Catering. Probably 30+ people coming to that lunch and learn on Wednesday? Definitely catering. We think you get the picture.

And look at that! Place a qualifying catering order (of $200+) using promo code 20CATER and you’ll receive 20% off your order AND be automatically entered to win 1 of 20 Grubhub eGift Cards, each valued at $200.*

SWEEPSTAKES T&Cs: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 AM ET on 3/18/19 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 4/18/19. Must be a resident of the U.S. and at least 18 years of age to enter. Restricted to select markets in NY, MA, IL, TX, CA, PA, CO, FL, and Washington D.C. Orders must be $200 (before tax, tip, and fees) and fulfilled on the or Catering platforms (“Qualifying Order”). Entries on behalf of Seamless or Grubhub corporate accounts must be submitted by authorized corporate account admins. Any prize won on behalf of a corporate account must be applied to and used by the corporate account (not for personal use). Participation and prizes are subject to any rules or requirements that may apply to any applicable corporate policies governing the receipt of gifts. Chances of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Total ARV of prizes is $4,000 USD. See official rules and alternate method of entry at Sponsor: Grubhub Holdings Inc.
20% OFF PROMO T&Cs: Enter code at checkout on a Qualifying Order (defined above), and 20% will be taken off your order total (before tax, tip, and fees). Restricted to select markets in NY, MA, IL, TX, CA, PA, CO, FL, and Washington D.C. Limit 50 uses per user. Not available on the Grubhub or Seamless mobile apps. Expires at 11:59 PM on 4/18/19. Grubhub reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the 20% off promo offer, or any part of it, for any reason at any time, including, without limitation, if any fraud or technical failure impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the offer. Enter promo code at to see additional restrictions.