Food delivery diehards, the partnership you’ve been waiting for is finally here.
Grubhub, which also owns popular delivery apps Eat24 and Seamless, has announced that diners can now use Venmo to pay for their purchases on all three platforms.
The partnership enables another neat feature as well: You can now automatically split your bill between multiple customers, as long as you all have the Venmo app installed. Much like Uber’s ride-splitting feature, Grubhub will give you the option to split your bill with multiple Venmo users at checkout.
“Given that so many food-related payments occur on Venmo (Pizza is the most popular emoji on Venmo), this was a natural integration so Grubhub users could more easily split and share the costs of their group meals on Venmo,” a Venmo spokesperson told Mashable.
“Since one person typically places the order on their card for group food orders, having the payment to Grubhub automatically show up in the buyer’s Venmo app to split with their friends is an added layer of convenience when people don’t have cash or exact change.”
Online Grubhub payments aren’t new, as Grubhub was already accepting transactions from PayPal, Venmo’s parent company. But the Venmo partnership will still make your life much easier if you, like many millennials, frequently use the app to exchange money without transferring it to your bank account.
And for groups of diners ordering in, automating the hassle of divvying up tip and tax could be a major plus — perhaps even a reason to choose food delivery over takeout, or dining in.
Venmo, meanwhile, has taken yet another step in its evolution from a peer-to-peer app to a full-service payment platform. In October, the company announced that it would begin allowing third-party merchants to accept Venmo as a payment, though it has not yet announced any partnerships with major retailers.