Facebook has formally revealed a new feature that will allow user to order food from local restaurants using an app. The new option is called “Order Food” and can be found in the Explore menu in the Facebook app.
Facebook has a lot of friends on their side with this new app
Before you worry about it competing with your favorite delivery service, Facebook is actually working alongside some of them for this new service: EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Olo, Zuppler and Slice.
It is even working with some popular restaurant chains directly: Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s, Wingstop, TGI Friday’s, Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s and Panera.
How do you use the app?
As with most similar services, you can make orders for takeout or delivery, and you can use it if you already have a Delivery.com account; otherwise, you will need to sign up for a Delivery.com account, said the company in a statement, according to TechCrunch. In addition to purchasing food, you’ll also get to read reviews from your friends about restaurants in question.
Reportedly, the idea to introduce the app came about when Facebook realized people would leave the app for other tasks. Similar programs being introduced include weather information, instant games, and even a jobs board. That said, the new service is not a direct revenue driver for Facebook; the company has said that it does not charge any fees or obtain a portion of the profits through the orders.