You Can Now Order Food Using the Facebook App

Facebook will let you order food from services like Door Dash or restaurants like Five Guys.                  Facebook

Earlier this year, TechCrunch reported this "Order Food" feature was in testing as a new option from within the Explore menu in the app. Facebook, at the time, confirmed it was an expansion of its previous "Order Food" functionality via the Facebook Pages. From there, if a restaurant supports more than one of Facebook's ordering partners, you'll be able to choose between them.

The company is partnering with existing services Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Zuppler, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo - not Seamless - and will now link out to those food ordering businesses for restaurants that support them.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is rolling out the ability to order food straight through its website. Restaurants that you might have already previously checked in at, or rated on Facebook, appear in a section called "Your Restaurants".

"From local spots to national chains, Facebook connects you with old favorites and new discoveries in just a few taps", Alex Himel, VP of local said in the post.

If you don't have an account, you can sign up directly from the Facebook app.

Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the Box Inc, Five Guys and Papa John's International Inc. And not every restaurant with a Facebook page offers delivery, so you might still need to go pick up your order. All Facebook is really doing here is launching an in-app browser so you can get a meal without ever leaving the app.

Users should find the new delivery option in the latest Facebook app as it rolls out to desktop, Android and iOS devices in the US now.

That "we've been working on this for a year" bit surprised me.

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