Uber Eats, Grub Hub, and now Facebook. The social media company is now aligned to allow US users to order food from select restaurants directly through the Facebook website. If you live in the US, you can go to your Facebook page, select ‘order food’ from the ‘explore’ menu, and choose from a list of restaurants in your area.
Most of the restaurants on the Facebook food delivery list are fast food restaurants. Some of those restaurants include popular burger chain Five Guys, Papa John’s, Jack in the Box, and a variety of others depending on your location.
In the Works
Food delivery was a plan that Facebook has had in the works for a long time now. The company first mentioned these plans quite a few months ago but never put fully into place. Now, the food delivery concept has arrived and it has caused a boost in Facebook’s stock. The company’s stock rose immediately after Facebook made the food delivery announcement.
Food orders can be requested for either take out or delivery, and users that have a delivery.com account can sign in using that account right away. Facebook has also added a review feature. When you decide to order, you can read reviews from Facebook friends about the restaurant you are considering.
What The World Needs Now
Does the world really need another food delivery option? It seems like new delivery apps are popping up all over the place these days. Facebook seems to be joining the trend rather late, but the company is well poised to make this a success. The social network has plenty of recommendations set up already for businesses and it’s easy to see what your friends do and don’t like with the network.
Facebook’s new food feature will only operate in the US at this time. The app is available on both iOS and Android, and it can also be accessed via desktop. Even though there are plenty of food delivery apps available, Facebook users seem to be excited about this new development. Why is it such a big deal?
The First Network
Facebook is a massive network with billions of users. If restaurants can generate profits through the social site, that means more advertising dollars for Facebook. At this time, it doesn’t look like a lot of mom and pop restaurants are lined up to be part of the delivery services, but that might change as the company perfects the app.
As far as what it looks like, you can expect something like Uber Eats or GrubHub. The app lists a bunch of restaurants in your area, you can see friend reviews, and find food to eat. Whether or not the service will be better through the Facebook app than it is with other food delivery apps remains to be seen.
For now, though, this is pretty big news for Facebook, and it’s something that has been in the works for a long time. It is not crazy to think that Facebook will be offering some other delivery options in the near future as well.