Grubhub partnership to provide students free delivery from local restaurants

Students will be able to order free delivery from local restaurants this fall through Grubhub as part of a new partnership with the app.

Karen Zinn, the associate vice president of business services, said the partnership will provide delivery from any Grubhub vendor listed on the app – even if they are not a GWorld Dining Partner. Zinn said students, faculty and staff can link their GWorld’s GET accounts to the Grubhub app to order the deliveries, which will be contact-free under the company’s “extensive safety measures” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As part of the extensive work to ensure students continue to have access to a diversity of dining options in light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, GW Dining engaged in discussions this spring with its GWorld card system provider to allow for students to utilize Grubhub with their GWorld card,” she said in an email.

Zinn said about 40 percent of GWorld partners are already Grubhub vendors, but officials are reaching out to other GWorld partners about the new arrangement between GW and Grubhub.

All students will have a one-year free Grubhub+ membership linked to their GWorld account at the start of the semester, and they can purchase meals through the app with either Dining Dollars or Colonial Cash, Zinn said. She said students can also order in person from any GWorld vendor partnered with the app, but Grubhub vendors that aren’t partnered with GW Dining will only be available for online orders.

“While this contract is ongoing and does not currently have an expiration date, the University will continue to monitor the partnership to ensure it provides convenience and flexibility for our students as well as continue working on additional ways to enhance the GW Dining program,” she said.

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