You can also expect delivery from TGI Friday’s, Denny’s and others
Now you can request fast food through Facebook.
The social network announced Friday it will start delivering fast food options from restaurant chains like Chipotle, Five Guys, Papa John’s and Panera.
Facebook has expanded its menu since launching delivery services last year by teaming up with partners like Delivery.com, DoorDash, and ChowNow. Users can browse restaurants nearby by visiting the Order Food section on the site in the Explore menu. Simply choose a restaurant and select Start Order all without leaving the site or app.
It’s the latest initiative in an effort to appeal more to its “friends.” Last year, Facebook rolled out features for users to buy movie and concert tickets with Fandango, EventBrite and Ticketmaster all the while enabling users to scroll through their newsfeeds for status updates. Another added option was booking a hair appointment, or getting a price quote for a local business through MyTime.
Facebook joins other e-commerce sites like Amazon aiming to be a one-stop shop, despite dozens of stand-alone food ordering apps like GrubHub, Seamless and Postmates.
After its $13.7 billion Whole Foods purchase, Amazon partnered with online-ordering company Olo last month, allowing consumers with Amazon Prime to order from more than 200 restaurants in 40,000 locations. Some similar on-demand options include chain restaurants like Applebee’s, Shake Shack, Jamba Juice and Denny’s.
Amazon will soon deliver Chipotle, Five Guys, Denny’s and more of your favorite fast food https://t.co/ZVl6kvoy3e
— Moneyish (@Moneyish) September 25, 2017
Right now Amazon Restaurants — a vertical that allows users to order food delivery in less than one hour — has not yet attracted major chain businesses. The service is currently available in about 20 cities in the US including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami and Seattle, with plans to expand soon. In June, the e-commerce site tested out Olive Garden delivery. And last month, it launched its one-hour alcohol delivery service allowing Prime subscribers to order a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits at home.
Conveniently enough, Amazon Restaurants works with intelligent personal assistant device Alexa, which means you may be able to shout out your Shake Shack order and have it show up at your door shortly after rather than scroll through on GrubHub.
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