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You can now order takeaway directly from a Google search

Our most distant ancestors faced a daily battle to find basic sustenance in the quest to survive.

In 2015, however, you can now achieve the exact same end courtesy of your Google search bar.

The search engine giant now allows users to order takeaways from restaurants directly from search results.

Now when you search for food, you can hit a ‘place an order’ option that appears below the usual restaurant details.

This lets you order food through one of several services, circumventing the need to go on the restaurant’s own website.

“Whether you’re craving deep dish pizza or pad thai, starting today you can order food from some of your favourite restaurants directly from Google search results,” Google explains.

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The six delivery companies working with Google are Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu, and MyPizza.com.

Unfortunately, this does mean that your restaurant of choice will need to be partnered with at least one of these companies.

Also, this services is only available in the USA, and it’s not clear whether the company plans to roll out the feature to the UK.

It wouldn’t be too difficult for Google to implement the feature in Blighty, mind. We do have similar delivery aggregation services here, like JustEat and Hungryhouse.

Do you long for the sedentary lifestyle Google is enabling, or would you rather plough the local field for your daily grub? Let us know in the comments.

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