Google adds option to order delivery via search resultsBy Shawn Knight
As if ordering delivery from your favorite restaurant or fast food joint was too much of a drag, Google now allows you to do the deed right from within its search results.
From today, those looking to curb their appetite can search for nearby restaurants using their smartphone. In locations where the service is available, you'll see an option to place an order within the search results. Simply tap it and select your delivery service of choice. From there, you'll be whisked away to the service's website to put in an order.
Google has partnered with six food delivery services - Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu and MyPizza.com - but said it plans to add more in the future.
The only catch here is that you need to live in an area in which one of these delivery services operate. That probably won't be an issue for those living in major cities but if you're in a mid-sized suburb or out in the boonies, you may be out of luck.
It's also worth mentioning that the feature is only available in the US. No word yet on whether or not the search giant plans to expand to other countries or if Google will allow one-off / chain restaurants with in-house delivery options to join the program.