Facebook today announced that you can now order food directly from within the Facebook app on iOS. Alex Himel, Facebook's vice president of local, explained that food ordering and delivery has "gotten complicated" within other apps and services, so the company aims to streamline that process by adding it to Facebook.

Like other newly added services -- including local weather and jobs search -- "Order Food" will now be on the Explore tab of the Facebook iOS app. Facebook said this section of its app combines options from "a number of food ordering services" and accumulates them into one place. This way, you'll be able to browse restaurants near you that take orders from EatStreet, Zuppler, Slice, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, and Olo.

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You'll also be able to order food directly from Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John's, Wingstop, TGI Friday's, Denny's, El Pollo Loco, Chipotle, Jimmy John's, and Panera, as well as some "local spots."

Ordering food for takeout or delivery is supposed to be simple. That’s the point. But somehow it’s gotten complicated. First you need to decide what to eat, then you have to sift through a bunch of options and services.

Today, we’re taking the time out of finding what you want to eat by officially launching the ability to order food for pick-up or delivery, directly on Facebook. People already go to Facebook to figure out what to eat by reading about nearby restaurants, and seeing what their friends say about them. So, we’re making it even easier.

Using Facebook's social aspects, you can check out restaurant reviews on their pages, and see if your own friends have left reviews before you order. Once you find the restaurant you want to order from, it'll say if it has takeout or delivery, and from there you can choose which of the food ordering services that the location supports.

Facebook said existing accounts with these services will be supported, and if you don't yet have an account you can sign up for Delivery.com, DoorDash, or any of the previously listed services without leaving Facebook.

Facebook's Order Food option in the Explore tab is rolling out now to everyone in the United States on iOS, Android, and desktop.

Top Rated Comments

keysofanxiety Avatar
65 months ago
They're adding everything to this app. Soon you'd be able to check Facebook within it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marty1980 Avatar
65 months ago
F* that! I get why some people would appreciate this type of feature, but I get creeped out enough with Facebook I don't want them having (and selling) data on where and when I order food. I'll just order from a separate app or the website or call. No thanks!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hater Avatar
65 months ago
Try being a girl on FaceBook - You get Five Guys every time you log onto Messenger, that functionality has been around since the platform launched. :(
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
65 months ago
Facebook obviously financially benefits if they can get you to conduct as much of your life as possible through their website.

Feel free to keep giving them all the details about your life.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Urban Joe Avatar
65 months ago
FB can kiss my grits.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dominiongamma Avatar
65 months ago
As much as I dislike FB and messenger, I definitely like this idea. Having to download an app and create an account for every restaurant is getting out of control. My "restaurants" folder is already up to 18 apps!
And none support Apple Pay which is even worst lol
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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