Facebook launches United States food order, delivery service

Chelsea West
October 14, 2017

If the restaurant you want to order from offers takeout or delivery with multiple services, you can select which service you'd like to use.

Facebook launched a service that allows U.S. users to order food for delivery or take out through the app or website. This new service, called "Order Food", lets people see what restaurants are nearby and then order food.

Facebook wants to develop itself as a one-stop solution for nearly all you need.

"We've been testing this since previous year, and after responding to feedback and adding more partners, we're rolling out everywhere in the United States on iOS, Android and desktop", Alex Himel, Facebook's VP of local, said in a press release.

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What's more, you'd still have to log in to any accounts you already have with a delivery service. Instead, they are partnering with existing services, including GrubHub, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Zuppler, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo, reports The Verge. To help them pick, reviews are pulled from the business' Facebook page, and listings can be filtered by cuisine, price and opening time - with a dedicated section for any restaurants the user has previously favourited. If you don't have an account with that service, you can quickly and easily sign up, without leaving the Facebook app. It's ever so slightly faster if you're already on Facebook, I suppose - and good exposure for some of the services that users might not already be familiar with. If the restaurant only partners with one delivery service that Facebook works with, users go straight to that company's platform.

A statement from the company said: "From local spots to national chains, Facebook connects you with old favourites and new discoveries in just a few taps".

The company said it has been testing the service since past year.

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