Popular review site Yelp is ramping up to give food-delivery giants Grubhub and Seamless (which recently merged) a bit of extra competition. You can now order food delivery or takeout directly on Yelp, either on desktop or through its mobile apps.
Initially, only a "select number of restaurants" are supported by the new feature, but "[e]ventually, consumers will be able to order whatever meal they’re craving for delivery or pickup at thousands of local restaurants across the US, directly from those businesses’ Yelp listings," a blog post by Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman explains.
And that's not all: Yelp intends to let you make spa, yoga, salon, and dentist appointments in the coming months as well. It'll be a one-stop shop where you can skim through reviews and pencil in an appointment without ever leaving a browser tab (or mobile app).
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First published July 10 2013, 7:46 AM