Aramark spins off Seamless online takeout service

Aramark, the Philadelphia-based food service and work clothes company owned by longtime chairman Joseph Neubauer and a group of corporate buyout funds, says it has spun off Seamless (formerly Seamless Web), its New York-based online takeout ordering service, to its owners. Brief statement here.

Aramark bought Seamless in 2005. Last year Aramark sold a $50 mlllion interest in the company to Spectrum Equity Investors in June 2011. Besides its online service, Seamless has collected a lot of data on customers, including the revelation that, alone among the 7 largest US metro areas, Philadelphians' favorite takeout order is pizza. (Item corrected)