Alexa is the name of Amazon's new robot, to which you can ask questions, play music and order food, among other things. It only makes sense that Pizza Hut would partner with Amazon to use Alexa to order pizza as well.
Eater reports that Amazon's Echo Dot, Tap, Fire TV and Fire tablet will all have a feature allowing users to order their favorite pizza with a simple command. How convenient is that? Possible pizza orders are: pepperoni, cheese, veggie lovers, meat lovers, and supreme. You can also order sides and drinks, such as: breadsticks, cinnamon sticks, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mist Twist and Mountain Dew. The system connects with your online ordering through Pizza Hut's website and even allows you to choose the credit card on file, or to pay in cash.
According to a press release from Pizza Hut, commands used to order pizza can be, "Alexa, ask Pizza Hut for a pizza, please," and "Alexa, open Pizza Hut."
Pizza Hut says it's thrilled to be able to offer such a service to its customers. "Pizza Hut has and always will be devoted to serving customers pizza anywhere, anyhow, and anyway, and using the latest technology is no exception," says one Pizza Hut spokesperson. "Amazon is great to work with and the Pizza Hut skill on Alexa is unlike any other pizza brand with flexible ordering from a menu of options without lifting a finger."
Take a second to imagine that. You're sitting on the couch, wrapped up in a blanket in PJs and feeling too comfortable to move, or too sloppy to be seen in public, and you can just say the words and the pizza is on its way. This is revolutionary, especially for major Pizza Hut fans like me. It almost makes me want to have a robot in my house that can listen to all of my conversations.
All jokes aside, Pizza Hut serves and delivers more pizza than any other pizza company in the world, and therefore, this certainly won't be the last innovative move on its part. It's time to sit back, eat some pizza and watch what more will unfold.