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Facebook Takes A Page From Amazon In The Food-Ordering Game

13 October 2017, 06:25 | Melvin Schneider

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

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

Now, you'll be able to complete that order from within the app rather than having to call or pick a different delivery service. They are combining various delivery services such as ChowNow, EatStreet, Delivery.com, Olo and DoorDash.

Yep, making things easier by adding another step to the process. But it's not at all what you might think; Facebook hasn't created its own answer to Seamless, which would be massive news for the restaurant industry.

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

Facebook is taking a cue from Amazon.com (AMZN), which recently announced a partnership with Olo, a provider of order and pay technology to thousands of US locations.

When a user wants to order from a restaurant that has a partnership with more than one delivery service, they can select which service they'd like to use and pay for the food through the delivery service.

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Facebook is also partnering directly with major restaurant chains like Chipotle, Five Guys, Jack in the Box, Papa John's, Wingstop, Panera, TGI Friday's, Denny's, El Pollo Loco, and Jimmy John's, with more sure to come in the near future. So now you can apply for a job and then eat your feelings if you get rejected, all without ever leaving the cosy blue cocoon of the news feed.

Facebook said it has no plans to hire drivers and actually deliver food, but it hopes the new ordering feature will keep users on its site longer, instead of logging off to place orders elsewhere.

According to Facebook Vice President and project leader Alex Himel, the feature has been in testing for the past year, and will now be available on Facebook's mobile apps as well as its desktop site.

First, scroll down to the "order food" tab in the Facebook app or website.



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