GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney apologized on Monday for the company’s long-standing practice of allowing restaurants that serve penguin to use the platform.
“While GrubHub has revolutionized how people eat around the globe, it’s equally true that we’ve got things wrong along the way,” Maloney wrote in a blog post.
“Effective immediately, we are banning all restaurants serving penguin, puffin, arctic tern, and all other polar maritime birds. Read my lips: no more rock ptarmigan. We’re sorry. Now is the time to come together and heal,” Maloney concluded.
GrubHub’s decision could drastically change the dynamics of the food delivery economy, pressuring competitors like Postmates to stop delivering albatross pizza zingers.