HUNGRY, an Arlington-based food platform, acquires a supplier of healthy snacks

ARLINGTON, VA – HUNGRY, an Arlington-based restaurant and delivery technology platform, has completed its acquisition of snack food company NatureBox.

The deal marks HUNGRY’s third major acquisition in the past three years, having previously purchased LocalStove and Ripe-Catering. Terms of the NatureBox deal were not disclosed.

NatureBox offers healthy snacks delivered directly to customers’ homes and offices. Its SnackPass product enables personalized snacks for employees in large or small offices, onsite or remotely. It has served over 3.5 million consumers and thousands of business customers.

HUNGRY was founded in 2017 by Jeff Grass, Eman Pahlavani and Shy Pahlevani to provide employees across the United States with meals cooked by local chefs. HUNGRY’s backers include Jay-Z, Kevin Hart, Usher and other notable investors.

HUNGRY was founded in 2017 by Jeff Grass (left), Shy Pahlavani and Eman Pahlevani. (Courtesy of HUNGRY)

HUNGRY matches businesses with a region’s top local chefs and restaurants to provide food for employees. The company has over 250 employees and partners with over 150 local chefs.

“Adding NatureBox to the HUNGRY platform allows us to provide our customers with exclusive access to NatureBox branded snacks,” Grass, CEO of HUNGRY, said in a statement. “NatureBox’s healthy snacks will be an exceptional complement to Hungry’s corporate catering solutions, creating a revolutionary combination of exceptional quality and service.”

The company said it has experienced phenomenal growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering employee catering and lunch programs in 11 U.S. cities.

Through its partnerships, HUNGRY has donated over 500,000 meals to people in need over the past five years. The company also promotes the reduction of environmental waste through its food solutions programs.

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