Some days it’s just too hot, or too cold, or too rainy to bother going out to the store, bringing home food, and cooking it yourself. That’s what delivery is for, and delivery food remains incredibly popular. Indeed, ordering food was one of the earliest things you could do online, and it remains one of the biggest things for online restaurant websites. But what if you didn’t have to go to the trouble of finding a delivery service to bring your food to you? What if you could just search for a restaurant and Google would tell you how you could order from them? That’d be cutting out the middle man, to be sure. Well, that’s what’s happening. If you search for a restaurant on your mobile phone, Google will be providing an instant ordering option.
“When you search for a nearby restaurant on your phone, you’ll see an option to ‘Place an order’ in the search results. Just tap that, choose the delivery service and you’ll be taken to their website to complete the order,” explains Google’s blog post on the subject.
The service kicks off with six different providers here in the United States: Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu, and MyPizza.com. Google is going to expand the offerings eventually, though it might take awhile and they’ve already landed the major providers. Sadly, it only seems to work through mobile phones, but maybe it’ll be added to the normal Google service soon enough.Technorati Tags: google, google adds food ordering to search results, google adds way to order food, google food ordering, google ordering, google orders, online ordering, ordering food via google, restaurants