Remembering a time when ordering food via phone meant dialing a number and talking to an actual human being. Those days are over.
Using your phone to search for a restaurant on Google will now produce a “Place an order” link if the location also has a page on Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu or MyPizza.com. That link prompts you to open a website for the corresponding service, from which you can place your order. A representative for Google told The Huffington Post that the company is working on similar functionality for desktop searches.
Google announced the new feature in a blog post Thursday. It looks like this:
Whether you’re craving deep dish pizza or pad thai, starting today you can order food from some of your favorite restaurants directly from Google search results.
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.
Initially, you’ll be able to order via six providers in the US — Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu and MyPizza.com — but we’ll be looking to add more in the future.