Square's New App Is Trying To Eat Seamless's Lunch
Making it even easier to stuff your face morning, noon, and night without ever actually preparing a meal, Square's just unveiled its latest product: a new app they're calling Order, which allows you to order and pay for take-away grub using their proprietary payment backend, then grab it and go as soon as you receive an alert that it's ready.
While currently only available in New York and San Francisco, they'll be slowly rolling it out to more cities, and considering it charges restaurants a good deal less per transaction than Seamless/Grubhub, odds are you'll be finding it all over. And beyond the convenience of bypassing a line to pay or order, you can also see how long the wait for food is at any given establishment in real time before you commit. Thanks, technology!
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. His religion is Seamless, but he's open to new experiences.