Facebook rolls out food ordering through its website

Facebook now lets you order food without leaving Facebook

The feature will incorporate several food ordering services including Delivery.com, EatStreet, and ChowNow.

Today Facebook is announcing that users can now order food for takeout or delivery using both the Facebook mobile app and website.

Look for your dining options by going to the Explore menu (the three-line hamburger menu on the lower right corner of the screen on the app) or on Facebook.com and choosing the Order Food option.

Seamless, one of the largest food delivery services in the US, is not one of Facebook's launch partners for food ordering. A Start Order button appears to each restaurant name. Restaurants that you might have already previously checked in at, or rated on Facebook, appear in a section called "Your Restaurants".

Customers can order take-out or delivery from restaurants including Jack in the Box, Panera, and Five Guys. But it works the same way as with the other services; you browse to one of these nearby chain locations, pick start order, and then you'll be sent to their existing delivery system.

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Today, Facebook confirms that the Order Food option has been in testing since a year ago, and, after adding more partners and responding to user feedback, it's rolling out across the U.S.to all users on iOS, Android and desktop.

Facebook has been developing a deeper relationship with food ordering businesses for some time.

Facebook has been working on the new product for a year, and carried out tests with restaurants including Papa John's.

You'll just have to continue leaving the Facebook app if Seamless is your usual go-to.

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