Just Eat Revenue and Usage Statistics (2021)

David Curry

Updated: August 30, 2021

Just Eat may be the best example of perfect market fit in the wrong country. Launched in Denmark in 2001, the team slowly realised they had built a great technology for local businesses, but in a country with a relatively small interest in takeaways.

However, about 500 miles west across the North Sea was a country responsible for 50 percent of the food delivery market in Europe, the UK. In 2005, Just Eat launched in E14 Docklands, and within six months were generating £7,000 a month from that single postcode.

Compared to other food delivery apps at the time, Just Eat was wholly focused on the technology. It offered the Just-Connect box for £250 (now £699), which connected businesses to the Just Eat ordering platform. This was a lot better than other solutions, which included faxing orders and sending automated phone orders.

From its base in the London Docklands, Just Eat continued to grow. Within three years, the company had moved its HQ to London and launched in the Netherlands and Ireland.

Just Eat’s business model was highly successful, it took 10-15 percent commission for every order, without any meaningful overhead. In the past few years, due to pressure from Uber Eats and Deliveroo, it has started to run its own delivery service. It has partnered with major food brands, like McDonalds, Greggs and Subway.

Even with the new competition, Just Eat is still ahead in the UK. This is partly due to the aggregator vs platform model, in many towns Uber Eats and Deliveroo are unable to operate as they need to hire delivery riders, whereas Just Eat doesn’t handle the majority of its orders.

Expansion for Just Eat has come in the form of acquisitions. It acquired Menulog in 2015 for £445 million, bolstering its position in Australia and New Zealand. It also acquired Skip the Dishes in Canada, which has become the most popular aggregator in Canada.

It also owns a 33 percent stake in iFood, an aggregator in Brazil responsible for about 85 percent of all food delivery in the country. This stake could be worth $1 billion, according to Bloomberg.

In 2019, Just Eat announced a merger with Takeaway.com. Both companies operate in Europe, although Takeaway.com is more prominent in German and Eastern Europe, while Just Eat is popular in France, Spain and the UK. The new company is called Just Eat Takeaway.

The takeaway giant added a third pillar to its empire, in the form of Grubhub, which it acquired in June 2020 for £5.75 billion. The deal gives Just Eat an 18 percent foothold in the US market.

The combined revenue of Just Eat Takeaway and Grubhub ($4.65 billion) makes it the largest food delivery company in the West, although it is dwarfed by Meituan and Ele.me, the two Chinese delivery giants, which have reported revenues of over $7 billion.

One of the worries for Just Eat Takeaway is that its model, predicated on restaurants delivering to the customer, becomes less valuable as platforms step in to cover delivery.

We have collected data and statistics on Just Eat. Read on below to find out more.

Just Eat key statistics

  • Just Eat Takeaway generated £2.1 billion revenue in 2020, a 61 percent increase year-on-year
  • Just Eat is responsible for approximately 66 percent of the combined company’s revenue
  • In 2020, Just Eat Takeaway’s losses grew to £130 million
  • Just Eat Takeaway have 60 million combined active users

Just Eat overview

Launch date August 2001
HQ Kolding, Denmark
People Jitse Groen (CEO, Takeaway.com), Peter Duffy (interim CEO, Just Eat), Paul Harrison (CFO)
Business type Subsidiary
Parent company Just Eat Takeaway
Industry Food delivery

Just Eat revenue

Year Revenue
2011 £34 million
2012 £60 million
2013 £96 million
2014 £157 million
2015 £248 million
2016 £375 million
2017 £545 million
2018 £779 million
2019 £1.3 billion
2020 £2.1 billion

Note: 2019 and 2020 values are for the combined Just Eat Takeaway entity

Sources: Just Eat, Just Eat Takeaway

Just Eat profit

Year Profit
2013 £7 million
2014 £19 million
2015 £35 million
2016 £72 million
2017 (£72 million)
2018 £80 million
2019 (£99 million)
2020 (£130 million)

Note: Just Eat has not released Q4 2019 earnings, so we do not know the net profit. We assume, due to heavier investment in first-party deliveries, it may be lower than the £80m reported in the previous year.

* Parentheses indicates loss

Sources: Just Eat, Just Eat Takeaway

Just Eat users

Year Users
2011 2.4 million
2012 4.1 million
2013 5.9 million
2014 8.1 million
2015 13 million
2016 18 million
2017 21 million
2018 26 million
2019 38 million
2020 60 million

Note: Just Eat records users as active if they order more than once a month. 

Sources: Just Eat, Just Eat Takeaway 

Just Eat orders

Year Orders
2011 14 million
2012 25 million
2013 40 million
2014 61 million
2015 96 million
2016 136 million
2017 172 million
2018 221 million
2019 286 million
2020 588 million

Note: 2020 values include Takeaway.com as well 

Source: Just Eat, Just Eat Takeaway 

Just Eat gross merchandise value

Year GMV
2014 £1 billion
2015 £1.7 billion
2016 £2.5 billion
2017 £3.3 billion
2018 £4.2 billion
2019 £7.3 billion
2020 £11.1 billion

Note: Gross merchandise value for 2019 and 2020 includes Takeaway.com

Sources: Just Eat, Just Eat Takeaway

Just Eat restaurants

Year Restaurants
2011 17,000
2012 29,900
2013 36,400
2014 45,700
2015 61,500
2016 68,500
2017 82,300
2018 105,000
2019 185,000
2020 244,000

Note: 2020 values include Takeaway.com as well 

Sources: Just Eat, Just Eat Takeaway

Just Eat revenue per order

Year Revenue per order
2011 £1.97
2012 £2.00
2013 £2.11
2014 £2.29
2015 £2.35
2016 £2.59
2017 £2.92
2018 £3.30

Note: Just Eat stopped disclosing this information after the merger, see below for average order value 

Source: Just Eat

Just Eat Takeaway average order value

Year Average order value
2019 €20.69
2020 €22.00

Source: Just Eat Takeaway

Just Eat valuation

Year Valuation
2015 £1.5 billion
2017 £5.5 billion
2019 £5.9 billion

Sources: TechCrunch, Guardian, Eater

Just Eat countries available

Year Countries available
2014 8
2016 12
2018 13
2020 23

Note: 2020 values include Takeaway.com 

Sources: Just Eat

Just Eat other brands

Menulog Just-Eat acquired Australian Menulog for £445 million in 2015
iFood Just-Eat holds a 33 percent stake in iFood, the largest food delivery service in Brazil
Skip the Dishes Skip the Dishes is a leading food delivery app in Canada, acquired for $200 million 

Just Eat vs competitors

Note: Just-Eat Takeaway revenue includes Grubhub. Uber Eats revenue includes Postmates.

Want to learn more about the food delivery market? Read our sector profile 

Just Eat FAQ

What is the largest age demographic on Just Eat?

Largest Just Eat age demographic is 18-34 year olds, young families on average order the most

How many orders does the average restaurant receive a year on Just Eat?

The average restaurant receives 2,300 orders per year

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