Facebook will now let you order food

Andrew Cummings
October 13, 2017

People already use reviews on Facebook business pages to help decide where to order from next, along with recommendations from their social circle.

The next phrase out of Mark Zuckerberg may be "You want fries with that?" as Facebook rolls out a feature that will allow you to order food from local restaurants. From there, if a restaurant supports more than one of Facebook's ordering partners, you'll be able to choose between them. Hit "start order" and you'll be directed to food delivery services such as ChowNow or EatStreet to put your order together.

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.

Facebook is making it even easier for you to get food delivered right to your door. That's where all the ordering actually happens, so you're not actually doing much with the Facebook app beyond finding a restaurant and tapping your preferred delivery option.

A year back, the company has said its US users would be able to order food through a restaurants' Facebook page.

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

Today, Facebook confirms that the Order Food option has been in testing since a year ago, and, after adding more partners and responding to user feedback, it's rolling out across the U.S.to all users on iOS, Android and desktop. The value for Facebook is obvious; the company hopes you'll fill your craving and then keep swiping through your news feed with your greasy fingers.

The company, however, did not comment on how long the option had been live, or what percentage of Facebook users had it available.

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