Yelp Inc. (YELP) Launches Food Delivery and Pickup

Posted Jul 9, 2013

Venue reviews company Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) has announced that they are going to make food delivery and pickup available through their website.  This way users can interact directly with the restaurants.  The new service is called Yelp Platform.  Some of the restaurants participating with the program are affiliated with and Eat24.  Yelp will roll out this service to thousands of other U.S. restaurants in the near future.  Yelp will soon add categories like spas, salons, dentist offices, etc.

“We?ll be rolling out Yelp Platform category by category, beginning today with food delivery and pickup. Starting now, people can order food directly from a select number of restaurants supported by and Eat24, like NYC’s Harry’s Italian Pizza Bar and Layaly Mediterranean Grill in SF. Eventually, 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,” stated Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.

Yelp Platform is available starting today.  The service is available on iOS, the mobile web, and the desktop.  The service is coming to Android soon.