SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eat24.com, the premier destination for fast and easy online food ordering nationwide, is going local with Facebook to help small businesses grow their online presence, increase revenue and reach new customers. Through Facebook and Eat24's new social ordering platform, partner restaurants can now embed their menu and accept orders directly through their Facebook page, enabling them to drive order numbers by connecting their social networks directly to their ordering system. Eat24's Facebook ordering tool became available to local restaurants in early April and to date over seventy percent of Eat24 restaurants with a Facebook page are currently accepting orders through the social media site.
"We're all already on Facebook sharing cat videos and maintaining our farms, we may as well eat dinner there too. As Eat24 partner restaurants implement our Facebook ordering platform, they have seen increased sales and new customer acquisition. Our customers enjoy the convenience of ordering from their favorite local restaurants directly from their page, and seeing which menus Facebook friends like is a great way to discover new favorites," says Eat24 Co-Founder Nadav Sharon.
Through Facebook menu availability and ordering, Eat24 plans to help local restaurants convert their Facebook 'likes' into devoted customers. For loyal social media users, ordering on Facebook provides the ultimate convenience as they can complete their order from start to finish without ever having to leave Facebook.
"We love our customers, and if we could hug each and every one of them, we would, but until then we'll work to make their online ordering experience truly amazing. Our background in the restaurant business taught us that people love personalized service. There's nothing more personalized than bringing the food experience into a social space where we share all the other details of our lives and loves," says Nadav.
Users' enthusiasm for Eat24's Facebook ordering option has been seen through boosted online sales, new 'likes' and increased activity on Eat24's partner restaurants' Facebook pages. With more restaurants implementing the Eat24 Facebook ordering platform every day, Eat24 is confident they will see continued growth and popularity from customers selecting the social media outlet as a favorite food ordering channel.