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Restaurants take note, Facebook has recently rolled out the ability to order food for takeout or delivery right from Facebook app.

People already use Facebook to research local restaurants, read reviews and view menus. Users can also purchase clothing, household items, and contact local businesses to schedule services. It just makes sense that they are now able to order food directly from the site.

The feature gives users the ability to browse nearby restaurants by visiting the “Order Food” section in the Explore menu.

Per their blog on Facebook Newsroom, they explain that Facebook combines options from a number of food ordering services like EatStreet,, DoorDash, ChowNow and Olo, as well as restaurants like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s, and Panera, so you don’t have to search through multiple places to find what you’re looking for. From local spots to national chains, Facebook connects you with old favorites and new discoveries in just a few taps.

If users don’t have a delivery account set up with one of the listed services, they can easily sign up with one of the services using their Facebook account.

In addition to the national chains listed, there are local options available based on users’ location.

The feature allows users to browse a menu, select food and add it to their cart, they can edit their order, add the suggested tip, and pay for the order all while staying in the Facebook app. Upon placing an order a confirmation screen appears and users ordering food will also receive a confirmation email confirming the order pick up time or the estimated time the delivery will arrive.

The Order Food is a definite convenience for its users, it allows them to easily find restaurants that deliver, making it a breeze to order their lunch/dinner. Additionally, it keeps the Facebook users in the app providing a helpful feature within the walls of Facebook.