Facebook Announces Food Delivery Service
As if Facebook wasn’t a big enough player in the tech space already, the social media platform made an exciting announcement that will forever change the way you order your food.
Beginning today, the fine folks at FB HQ will help you order your Friday night pizza. That’s right! From the sounds of things, GrubHub is about to get its biggest competitor in the form of the tech giant, who is rolling out its very own food ordering and delivery system.
Any restaurant working with Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Zuppler, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo, as well as independent chains such as Jack in the Box, Papa John’s, Wingstop, Panera, TGI Friday’s, Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Chipotle, Five Guys, and Jimmy John’s, will be available without ever having to click off of your page.
Simply hit the “Explore” section of your page and click, “Order Food” on your desktop, IOs, or Android device from anywhere in the US to get the ball rolling.
The service not only combines delivery providers in one easy-to-use spot; it also lets you pick new faves based on your most trusted sources’ reviews. If your friend had a great experience, somewhere, for instance, you’ll be able to see it on Facebook and check the spot out for yourself with the click of a button.
The new addition comes after more than a year of testing. As Facebook’s Vice President of Local, Alex Himel, explained in its statement, “People already go to Facebook to browse restaurants and decide where to eat or where to order food, so we’re making that easier. We’re combining options from a number of restaurants and food ordering services, so you don’t have to search through multiple places and eat what you want, in just a few taps.”
Is anyone else suddenly hungry? Guess we’d better test it out!
Have you tried Facebook’s ordering service? Tell us what you think over @BritandCo.
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