Just Eat Takeaway.com

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Just Eat Takeaway.com NV
TypeNaamloze vennootschap
Euronext AmsterdamTKWY
AEX component
IndustryOnline food ordering
2020 (as Just Eat Takeaway)
FounderJitse Groen
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Area served
Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Australia, Poland, France, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland[1]
Key people
  • Adriaan Nühn (Chairman)
  • Jitse Groen (Founder, CEO)[2]
  • Brent Wissink (CFO)
  • Jörg Gerbig (COO)
  • Adriaan Nühn (chair­person) Edit this on Wikidata
BrandsJust Eat, Takeaway.com, Lieferando, Thuisbezorgd.nl, Menulog, SkipTheDishes, Grubhub, 10bis, Pyszne.pl, Bistro.sk[1]
RevenueIncrease 4,495 million (2021)[3]
Decrease (939) million (2021)[3]
Decrease (1,044) million (2021)[3]
Logo used for the company's various brands

Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. (formerly Takeaway.com;[i] founded as Thuisbezorgd.nl)[ii] is a Dutch multinational online food ordering and delivery company, formed from the merger of London-based Just Eat and Amsterdam-based Takeaway.com in 2020. It is the parent company of food delivery brands including Takeaway.com, Lieferando, Thuisbezorgd.nl, Pyszne.pl, 10bis in Israel, and those acquired from Just Eat, including SkipTheDishes and Menulog. Since the merger, the company has acquired Grubhub in the United States and Bistro.sk. Just Eat Takeaway operate various food ordering and delivery platforms in twenty countries,[4] where customers can order food online from restaurants’ menus, and have it delivered by restaurant or company couriers directly to their home or workplace using an app or website.[5] The company also partners with IFood in Brazil and Colombia.[6]

Following clearance by the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority on 22 April 2020, Takeaway.com merged with UK-based food delivery service Just Eat, in February 2020, with Takeaway.com acquiring all of Just Eat's shares in issue.[7][8] It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange. The company announced their bid for Grubhub in June 2020 and completed the deal in 2021, however, on 20 April 2022 the company announced they are considering selling Grubhub, which has only been in their ownership for "barely a year".[9][10]


Takeaway.com was created by Jitse Groen in 2000 after he had a difficult time ordering food online from local restaurants. Initially, Groen wanted to deliver all kinds of consumer goods; however, he noticed that food deliveries had the most demand, and decided to make this the company's primary focus.[11][12][13]

Jitse Groen, 2015

In 2002, co-founder Ruben Eilander quit Takeaway because the business was growing slowly. According to Groen, in these early years, he was relying on his student loans to keep himself financially afloat. Thanks to broadband internet becoming mainstream around 2003, the business started growing massively, and Groen decided to quit his studies to focus on the company.[11][12]

The company benefited from an investment of 13 million (US$16.7 million) from Prime Ventures—a venture capital and growth equity firm—in 2012.[14] It began accepting Bitcoin in November 2013.[15][16] It benefited from another investment of €74 million (US$98.31 million) in a series B-round led by Macquarie Capital and Prime Ventures in 2014.[17] It also launched its new logo in all of their countries.[18] It then raised €328 million (US$363.06 million) from an IPO, valuing the company at €993 million (US$1.1 billion), in 2016.[19] In August that year, it stopped doing business in the UK, selling its customer portfolio to rival Just Eat.[20]

In 2017, Pizza.be rebranded to Takeaway.com in Belgium.[21] In 2018, the commission for using the platform was increased from 12% to 13%.[22] The same year, Takeaway.com acquired Israeli food delivery company 10bis (Hebrew: תן ביס) for €135 million (US$149.43 million),[23] as well as local Bulgarian startup BGmenu.com, including its Romanian subsidiary Oliviera.ro;[24] and in 2019 it acquired Lieferheld, Pizza.de, and Foodora in Germany from Delivery Hero.[25]

In July 2019, Takeaway.com announced proposals to take over Just Eat.[26] In January 2020, 80.4% of Just Eat shareholders approved Takeaway.com's acquisition deal.[27] Although Just Eat became a subsidiary of Takeaway.com on 3 February 2020, the British Competition and Markets Authority ordered on the following day that no integration should take place and that the brands should be kept separate until their investigation is completed.[28]

On 22 April 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority announced that it was unconditionally approving Just Eat's merger with Takeaway.com, following an investigation.[29] On 11 June, the company announced that it would acquire, in an all-stock transaction, US-based Grubhub—valuing the deal at $7.3 billion.[30]

In July 2020, the company was reported to be in talks with Prosus to sell its 33% stake, inherited from Just Eat, in Brazilian food delivery company iFood, which operates in Brazil and Colombia.[31][32] The company has a partnership with iFood in these two countries.[4]

On 22 March 2021, Just Eat Takeaway.com became the sponsors of the UEFA men's club and women's competitions starting in the 2021-24 cycle after being awarded the first-ever sponsorship contract for the UEFA Euro 2020.[33]

On 16 July 2021, the company announced it would acquire Slovak market leader Bistro.sk, with the acquisition completed in October 2021.[34][35]

On 1 April 2022, the company left Norway and Portugal after announcing its departure in March.[36][37][38]

On 20 April 2022, Just Eat Takeaway announced it was considering a full or partial sale of Grubhub, of which it fully completed its purchase in 2021. The consideration is based on investor pressure and decreased profits, with Just Eat Takeaway's entire market capitalisation lower than the price for Grubhub.[39]

On 1 June 2022, the company discontinued its Takeaway.com operations in Romania.[40][41]

On 19 August 2022, Just Eat Takeaway.com sold its 33% stake in iFood to Prosus (via Movile) for €1.8 billion.[42][43][13]


The company operates under different brand names in different countries.[4]

Current operations of Just Eat Takeaway
Country Brand Website Former brand/website
Australia Menulog menulog.com.au
Austria Lieferando lieferando.at lieferservice.at
Belgium Takeaway.com takeaway.com/be pizza.be
Brazil Partnership with IFood, on ifood.com.br
Bulgaria Takeaway.com takeaway.com/bg BGmenu.com
Canada SkipTheDishes skipthedishes.com Just Eat Canada
Colombia Partnership with IFood, on ifood.com.co (formerly comeya.co)
Denmark Just Eat just-eat.dk
France Just Eat just-eat.fr alloresto.fr
Germany Lieferando lieferando.de pizza.de
Ireland Just Eat just-eat.ie
Israel 10bis 10bis.co.il
Italy Just Eat justeat.it
Luxembourg Takeaway.com takeaway.com/lu pizza.lu
Netherlands Thuisbezorgd Thuisbezorgd.nl
New Zealand Menulog menulog.co.nz
Poland Pyszne.pl
Slovakia bistro.sk
Spain Just Eat just-eat.es
Switzerland Just Eat just-eat.ch lieferservice.ch
United Kingdom Just Eat just-eat.co.uk
United States Grubhub grubhub.com
Seamless (by Grubhub) seamless.com
Former operations of Just Eat Takeaway and its predecessors
Country Brand(s) Operator(s) Website
Norway Just Eat Just Eat
Just Eat Takeaway (2020–2022)
Portugal Takeaway.com Takeaway.com
Just Eat Takeaway (2020–2022)
Romania Takeaway.com (–2022)
Formerly oliviera.ro.
Just Eat Takeaway (2020–2022)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Takeaway.com is still used as a brand name in some countries, it was the legal name for the company until 2020
  2. ^ Thuisbezorgd.nl is still used as the brand name in the Netherlands


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