ChowNow Integrates with Instagram for In-App Food Ordering

Restaurant customers can now order takeout and delivery directly from Instagram, powered by ChowNow

LOS ANGELES, May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChowNow, the leading online ordering platform for local restaurants, today announced an integration with Instagram, allowing restaurants to accept takeout and delivery orders through the social network. Instagram’s “Start Order” button can be incorporated into restaurant profiles, allowing users to place orders directly through Instagram.

An early crop of restaurants tested the feature with unanimously positive results. With its 11,500+ followers, HomeState, a Los Angeles-based Texas taco restaurant and longtime ChowNow partner, was eager to combine the reach of Instagram with the seamless ordering experience of ChowNow.

“Core to our values at HomeState is community. We’ve cultivated an amazing, engaged group on Instagram — and we can’t wait for those loyal HomeState fans to experience an even easier, more natural way of ordering takeout,” said owner and head chef Briana Valdez. “ChowNow has already extended our dining room from four tables to the entire city of Los Angeles. Now, its partnership with Instagram will exponentially grow our community even further and spread the HomeState story to more potential diners.”

This Instagram integration is just one of the ways in which ChowNow supports its local restaurant client base with the technology and marketing necessary to compete with chain institutions. With over 9,000 restaurant partners around the country, ChowNow’s restaurant-first business model allows its partners the freedom and flexibility to focus on making great food for their customers.

“Now more than ever, it’s important for local restaurants in our country to have a fighting chance,” said Chris Webb, ChowNow’s CEO and co-founder. “Our mission at ChowNow is to enable our restaurant partners to cultivate stronger customer relationships with the help of technology. Our relationship with Instagram expands the reach of these restaurants, allowing for more organic discovery, and ultimately empowering restaurants to better serve their customers.”

Instagram’s Start Order button is already available for all ChowNow restaurant partners. For those restaurants not working with ChowNow, learn more about the ways in which ChowNow supports its partners with data transparency, one-time finder’s fees, individual customer service, and marketing collaboration.

About ChowNow
ChowNow is where the best chefs and restaurants come together with people who care about food. Through ChowNow’s leading online ordering and marketing platform for restaurants, 9,000+ restaurants stay competitive in an increasingly tech-driven world. ChowNow enables diners to discover great new restaurants nearby and order directly from their websites, Facebook pages, and Instagram accounts. Founded in Los Angeles in 2011, ChowNow is dedicated to helping restaurants grow their takeout businesses, strengthen customer relationships, and compete with national chains using best-in-class technology. For more information, visit

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