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Restaurants Can Now Post their Menus to Facebook

Hot dog! They’ve finally done it. Facebook announced on Thursday that they are making it easier for restaurants to display their menus on their Facebook Page. “When looking for a great meal, people often turn to Facebook to find a restaurant’s location, hours or operation and menu,” the social networking giant said in its official […]

Hot dog! They’ve finally done it. Facebook announced on Thursday that they are making it easier for restaurants to display their menus on their Facebook Page.

“When looking for a great meal, people often turn to Facebook to find a restaurant’s location, hours or operation and menu,” the social networking giant said in its official announcement.

Facebook partnered with SinglePlatform, the local business-listing platform from Constant Contact.

For restaurants already working with SinglePlatform, your menu will automatically be added to your restaurant’s Page. Restaurants not in the U.S. and Canada, or those not already signed up with SinglePlatform will be able to upload menus through SinglePlatform by uploading a PDF to your page.

With menu-listing websites cropping up all over the Internet, its no surprise Facebook wants to hop on the menu-listing bandwagon. Yelp and Foursquare have been playing in the space for a couple of years now. Google isn’t far behind.

And it would seem its good for restaurant too. While a Website is great for getting the basic information across, Facebook continues to engage fans and followers, which can increase a restaurant’s ability to get repeat customers back through their doors.

Mashable also pointed out that this could be the first step toward “direct ordering from restaurants.” Whether direct ordering is good or bad remains to be seen.

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