Back in June, we wrote about how Amazon was preparing to take on companies like Seamless, Grubhub and DeliveryHero with a restaurant takeout and delivery service that would sit within its Amazon Local app and website. Now that service is live.
The Takeout & Delivery feature was quietly turned on over last weekend, when many were probably still working their way through Thanksgiving leftovers.
“The holidays are busy. We can help,” the company notes in the app.
We have tried out different addresses in Amazon Local and it looks like for now it’s only live in Seattle, covering around 20 restaurants for delivery and around 110 for takeout orders that you pick up yourself.
As with other Amazon services, Takeout & Delivery lets you charge everything to your existing Amazon account.