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Finally, Little Caesars lets you pick up a pizza without talking to anyone
Digital Trends ^ | August 7, 2017 | Lulu Chang

Posted on 08/07/2017 3:56:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s already the meal you turn to when you’re looking to expend as little effort as possible, and now pizza chains across the U.S. — and the U.K. — are looking to simplify the process to purchase a pie. The latest innovation comes from Little Caesars, which on Monday introduced its new Reserve-N-Ready service. The key to the service is a device known as the Pizza Portal, which is being heralded as the first heated, self-service mobile order pickup station in the fast-food industry.

So what does this mean for you? In essence, you can now get your pizza without ever interacting with another person. Just download Little Caesar’s app and pay for your order. You’ll then get a three-digit or QR code sent to your phone. Once you make your way to a Little Caesar’s location, you’ll simply need to enter or scan your code and open up the self-service Pizza Portal, grab your pie, and be on your merry way.

Currently, the Reserve-N-Ready system is being tested in select stores, but the pizza chain promises that it will expand to other markets throughout 2017.

While some easy-ordering methods from other pizza chains have certain limitations on the kind of pie you can order, just about anything from Little Caesars, its app, and its Pizza Portal is included in this service. “The genuine purpose behind integrating advanced technology into our stores is all about improving the customer experience, and building on our convenience and quality,” said David Scrivano, president and CEO of Little Caesars.

Ultimately, the pizza chain notes, the goal is to make buying and eating pizza easier than ever, and the “breakthrough Pizza Portal has the potential” to do just that.

Automation is becoming increasingly ubiquitous throughout the restaurant industry, with some food service providers even looking to replace their waitstaff with robots (though not always with the most successful results). But when it comes down to it, Scrivano told USA Today, the point isn’t to get rid of human employees, but rather to boost efficiency. The executive noted: “It’s all about convenience. In and out in seconds. No line. No wait.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Food
KEYWORDS: fastfood; food; pizza; whocares
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1 posted on 08/07/2017 3:56:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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“Scrivano told USA Today, the point isn’t to get rid of human employees,”

The point is to avoid paying the increasing minimum wages.


2 posted on 08/07/2017 3:58:40 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Frozen pizza overs the same thing


3 posted on 08/07/2017 3:58:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Bill Clinton and Al Gore took illegal campaign contributions from the Chi-Coms and 'nobody' cared..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pizza! Pizza! Little Caesars $5 Hot ‘n Ready pepperoni is still the best fast food bargain around these parts.


4 posted on 08/07/2017 4:00:48 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Little Caesars pizza?


5 posted on 08/07/2017 4:00:49 PM PDT by A message
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have to get into your car and DRIVE there??? Too much work. ;)


6 posted on 08/07/2017 4:04:28 PM PDT by Yaelle (We have a Crisis of Information in this country. Our enemies hold the megaphone.)
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Several chains are now going to kiosk ordering systems.


7 posted on 08/07/2017 4:07:18 PM PDT by deport
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To: Yaelle

You have to get into your car and DRIVE there??? Too much work. ;)

Maybe Amazon can solve that problem....


8 posted on 08/07/2017 4:07:19 PM PDT by suthener
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Patronize Dominoes Pizza. Conservative pro life owner. Funded the Catholic University in Tampa. Donohue.
Money talks


9 posted on 08/07/2017 4:09:01 PM PDT by doosee (Captain, we are approaching a new level of Hell.)
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To: gibsonguy

And to avoid having any humans in the chain of responsibility when something goes wrong.

I will pass.


10 posted on 08/07/2017 4:10:10 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: doosee

I didn’t like Domino’s the few times I’ve had it. The taste and texture and spices just aren’t what I’m used to or like.

But maybe I’ll try them again.


11 posted on 08/07/2017 4:10:57 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: doosee

Case Study 1: Little Caesars Veteran Franchise Program
http://www.franchisedirect.com/information/militaryveteranfranchiseinformation/casestudy1littlecaesarsveteranfranchiseprogram/130/664/


12 posted on 08/07/2017 4:12:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a crummegon I’d rather not deal with employees. I prefer to see people employed. Looks like they’re doing it to themselves.


13 posted on 08/07/2017 4:15:27 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: doosee
Patronize Dominoes Pizza.

Well, if I lived somewhere where they existed I might, but here in the Northeast we have old school Eyetalians who came here (legally) for the free market opportunities. Trumpers through and through and the pizza is on a higher metaphysical plane of deliciousness than what is seen imaginable by Dominoes .

14 posted on 08/07/2017 4:17:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We Fix America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sounds like the same way I get golf balls at the driving range.

...and sounds just about as appetizing.

15 posted on 08/07/2017 4:21:17 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: be-baw

“Pizza! Pizza! Little Caesars $5 Hot ‘n Ready pepperoni is still the best fast food bargain around these parts.”

Disagree. It’s not good pizza. Good pizza is worth its weight in gold.


16 posted on 08/07/2017 4:23:43 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: suthener

17 posted on 08/07/2017 4:29:14 PM PDT by Pray All Day (Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
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To: Sirius Lee

Yeah, where I grew up, them Eyetalians could just rely on word-of-mouth to pack ‘em in. Some of the best pizza and sub joints were a hole-in-the-wall named Giuseppe’s or Patitucci’s or Pyzano’s or whatnot. I’m not into that gluten-free, arugula and white sauce gourmet crap. I want chewy, yeasty dough and a sauce that starts with vine-ripened Roma tomatoes. And throw a few extra slices on top of that whole milk Mozzarella. Still, Little Caesar’s isn’t bad, for what it is.


18 posted on 08/07/2017 4:31:16 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck." - John Steinbeck)
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To: Viking2002

That’s what I’m talking about.


19 posted on 08/07/2017 4:32:57 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We Fix America)
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To: be-baw

You bet!


20 posted on 08/07/2017 4:33:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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