The JUST EAT Story
Our vision is make takeaway ordering quicker and easier for consumers and restaurants alike. To consumers we provide convenient and easy access to a great takeaway experience, and to restaurants we help improve their business.
The roots of JUST EAT originate in Denmark where the company was first incorporated in 2000 and then launched in 2001. After some initial years of boot strapped growth the company slowly started to internationalise, beginning with the UK launch in 2006. The internationalisation of the company gained momentum in 2009 when we had our series A investment round.
Today JUST EAT is the world’s leader in online takeaway ordering. With activities on four continents and more than
20,000 restaurants on our network we help millions of takeaway customers every month.
Whilst we are headquartered in London, UK, we operate with significant local teams in all our countries as our experience of rapid growth has proven that the energy and quality of our local activities is critical to success.
We’ve come a long way since 2001 when a handful of JUST EAT co-founders first began to dream about how to link hungry surfers and delivery restaurants. But in reality we are still in the early days of our company’s history; less than 10% of all takeaway orders in the world take place online, so there is still plenty of growth out there for us. It is our ambition to build a huge customer brand as the basis for a true, international success story.
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