In its endless quest to be a one-stop shop for all things social, commercial, and more, Facebook announced this week it will be adding the ability to order food directly through restaurants' Pages.
The tech giant unveiled a number of commerce functions that will now be available within the app, including booking appointments through MyTime, getting quotes for professional services, buying concert and movie tickets from EventBrite and Ticketmaster and ordering food through Delivery.com and Slice. The company's push towards being a larger player in the e-commerce space will empower restaurants, businesses, movies, bands, and more, to make products available on-the-spot for visitors to their Facebook page.
According to Tech Crunch, in the past Facebook has released "Shop" and "Services" options for a number of companies through Shopify, but until now food hasn't been part of the economic equation. This week's announcement is Facebook's latest move to persuade businesses to use a Facebook Page as their online landing pad, rather than an individual website.