Groupon Throws Its Hat Into the Food Delivery Service Ring

July 31, 2015

Groupon To Go is currently only available in Chicago.

Groupon, purveyor of discount laser hair removal and cut-rate hang gliding lessons, is now entering the food delivery service sector. The company announced the launch of its takeout and delivery service, Groupon To Go, following the recent acquisition of Baltimore-based startup Order Up.

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Groupon To Go is now servicing Chicago, with plans to roll it out nationally soon; meanwhile, “OrderUp will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand, but the acquisition gives Groupon access to the company’s established technology, as well as the ability to scale up delivery…