Facebook launches food order and delivery service for users in US

Users can use the “order food” section on Facebook’s “explore” menu on the app or website to get take-away or home delivery.

tech Updated: Oct 13, 2017 21:13 IST
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A demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. (AP File Photo)

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its US users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website.

Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the Box Inc, Five Guys and Papa John’s International Inc.

The company said in a blog post that it has also signed on food ordering services such as EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash and Olo.

Users will have to go to the “order food” section on Facebook’s “explore” menu, which will show them a list of participating restaurants in the vicinity through which they can place their order.

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

Facebook’s shares were up nearly 1% in early trading on Friday. Shares of food order and delivery service GrubHub Inc dropped nearly 3%.

GrubHub’s shares had also dropped last month after Amazon Restaurants teamed up with Olo, whose network of restaurants includes Applebee’s and Chipotle.

First Published: Oct 13, 2017 20:38 IST