Now You Can Order Food Through the Facebook App

Dianna Christensen
October 14, 2017

Facebook has launched food ordering within its core product, enabling users to buy a takeaway without having to leave the social network.

The social media giant Facebook launched a new feature that allows users to order food for pick-up or delivery across the USA, partnering with several online food delivery services and national chains like Papa John's, Denny's and Chipotle. Facebook says it's got you covered. 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.

The service is available everywhere in the United States on iOS, Android and desktop. It's partnering with existing food-specific services like EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, Slice, Zuppler, ChowNow and Olo, along with standalone options such as Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John's, Wingstop, TGI Friday's, Denny's, Chipotle, El Pollo Loco, Jimmy John's, and Panera.

Once they've picked, the user is connected to the relevant delivery service, where they can order and pay.

If the restaurant partners with multiple food-ordering companies, a menu pops up asking users which service they want to order through.

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But if you're left asking why you wouldn't just use an app from these services or chains to begin with, I don't have a great answer for why Facebook's little shortcut would be better.

Orders can be placed for delivery or takeout, and you can use existing logins for their delivery partners. Previously, this feature was only available to select users.

You'll be able to place your order through a dedicated "Order Food" section in the Explore sidebar.

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

This move doesn't come as much of a surprise, as it is yet another attempt by Facebook to keep users inside of its app for as long as possible.

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