For years now, people who were hungry for knowledge have turned to Google to get a veritable banquet of information streamed right into their homes. As the company announced Thursday, people who are hungry for food can now also turn to Google to have delicious meals brought straight into their homes.
While Google itself isn’t getting into the pizza delivery business, it is teaming up with six food delivery services in the US to turn search results into instantly clickable delivery options: Seamless,Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu andMyPizza.com.
So if you live in an area where any of the delivery services operate, when you search for a nearby restaurant on your phone, you’ll see an option that says, “Place an order” right below the menu option. Click it and you’ll be given the option to head to any of the websites of the delivery companies who work with that restaurant so that you can easily place your order.
This is an interesting move for Google in the one-upmanship game going on between them and Amazon that has seen the search gurus expand their Google Express service, while Amazon expands both its “Fresh” grocery delivery service and its one-hour “Prime Now” delivery service across the country. This allows Google to grow in the delivery space without having to invest in any infrastructure.
Google says that they will be looking to add even more food delivery services in the future, in addition to the six services it’s already pairing up with, so if you can’t quite Google some moo shu based on where you live right now — there’s hope that you’ll be able to do so soon.