Virginia Naval Base Becomes First Military Site to Join Grubhub

Customers can affiliate with the base via geolocation to place mobile orders for food, beverages and convenience items.
Angela Hanson
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CHICAGO — Grubhub is bringing mobile ordering and pickup to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia Beach, Va.

More than 100,000 military personnel, their families, and people living and working on the base can now skip the line at restaurants in the Norfolk Main Navy Exchange food court and on base by ordering food items and beverages through the Grubhub app for pickup.

"Taking time to enjoy a meal shouldn't be a stressful part of anyone's day, and we're proud to support the Navy community and their families with a convenient dining ordering experience," said Rob DelaCruz, vice president and general manager of Onsite at Grubhub. "Grubhub's Onsite platform technology was built to support an array of ordering environments, and we're honored to bring this ordering capability to the Naval Station Norfolk."

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Personnel on base can choose from restaurants such as Panda Express, Firehouse Subs, Burger King and Raising Canes. They can place an order on Grubhub by affiliating with the base via geolocation in the Grubhub app or from QR codes around the base. Once affiliated with the base, available restaurants will populate for ordering.

Additional dining venues on the base will continue to become available throughout the year.

"The Navy Exchange Service Command [NEXCOM] continues to seek business concepts that support our sailors and military families with convenient and accessible food options," said Dennis Wilkerson, vice president of NEXCOM's enterprise food service. "Particularly at Naval Station Norfolk, expediting the availability of a warm meal for Sailors on duty strengthens Navy readiness and quality of life mission."

NEXCOM is one of 11 commands under Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and oversees seven business lines. Its mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support Navy quality of life programs for active-duty military, retirees, reservists, veterans, Department of Defense civilians and families.

Grubhub Onsite allows diners to order their favorite meals and convenience items via the Grubhub Marketplace outside of traditional residential environments, including at hotels, in stadiums and hospitals, and on college campuses. Grubhub Onsite is built to handle high-traffic and high-order volume environments, and showcases available restaurants in a branded space within the Grubhub app.