The delivery pamphlets that used to clog your kitchen junk drawer are a thing of the past thanks to apps like GrubHub, Eat24 and DoorDash, but it can still be challenging trying to keep straight which one of your favorite restaurants delivers through which specific app. Now, Facebook is making it easier than ever to sort through your options, all without ever leaving your News Feed.
Order Food is Facebook’s latest attempt to keep users from ever leaving the app. “Today, we’re taking the time out of finding what you want to eat by officially launching the ability to order food for pick-up or delivery, directly on Facebook,” said Alex Himel Facebook’s vice president of local in a statement. “People already go to Facebook to figure out what to eat by reading about nearby restaurants, and seeing what their friends say about them. So, we’re making it even easier.”
The new Facebook function combines options from several delivery apps, including EatStreet, Delivery.com, Olo and DoorDash, as well as listing restaurant chains, like Five Guys, Papa John’s and Panera. You can search for restaurants in your local area by going to the “Order Food” section under the “Explore” menu. You can then place your order through the delivery service the specific restaurant uses that you already have an account with, or you can quickly set up a login if you don’t have one, all through the Facebook app. You might also notice local restaurants pop up in your News Feed, with a button to “Start Order.”
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