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Pizza chain Domino's today announced integration with work-based chat platform Slack, introducing the ability for coworkers to talk about and order lunch all directly within Slack. After visiting the Slack App Directory, and installing the Domino's ordering app into a workspace, team members can begin discussing what they want to order from Domino's in a Slack channel.

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When the decision is made, members can call up Dom, the Domino's Slack bot, and specify crusts, toppings, sizes, and more. When the team is waiting for their food, a Domino's tracker will show what stages the pizza is in, from prep to delivery.
Domino's knows that getting everyone in the office together to figure out the lunch order can be frustrating, so the recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering platforms is here to make it a little easier, thanks to the enterprise software platform Slack. Starting today, ordering a pizza lunch for that work meeting is as simple as having a quick group chat.

"Collaboration on a big project can now carry over to collaborating on a team lunch order," said Dennis Maloney, Domino's senior vice president and chief digital officer. "We love to make ordering as easy and convenient as possible, and that includes ordering for the workplace. Now you can organize a group lunch with your coworkers down the hall, all from the comfort of your cubicle."
Domino's has previously integrated with technology platforms, this past May announcing support for automation platform IFTTT and multiple connected smart home products. With this integration, Philips Hue bulbs can change colors when your Domino's order hits different stages, like lighting up blue when the pizza begins cooking at the restaurant.

IFTTT even allows support for turning off the Rachio Smart Sprinkler system when an order is out for delivery (to prevent potential mishaps for the delivery person), and activating the Samsung POWERbot vacuum when the order is being prepped (to clean up for guests).

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In regards to the Slack integration, Domino's says it's the "first national pizza chain to offer group ordering on the platform." If your Slack team wants to try out Domino's order and delivery, download the app from the Slack App Directory here.

Article Link: Domino's Announces Slack Bot to Help Build Your Lunch Order With Coworkers
 

ArtOfWarfare

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I love this idea. I would order Dominos so much more often if I didn't have to tip for delivery. Instead I always pickup whenever I do order... self driving cars can't come quickly enough.

(To be clear: I don't mind people being paid to work. The part I dislike is the non-fixed fee aspect of a tip. Tips are just irritating. I want an agreed upon price before the person ever shows up.)
 
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JosephAW

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I love this idea. I would order Dominos so much more often if I didn't have to tip for delivery. Instead I always pickup whenever I do order... self driving cars can't come quickly enough.

(To be clear: I don't mind people being paid to work. The part I dislike is the non-fixed fee aspect of a tip. Tips are just irritating. I want an agreed upon price before the person ever shows up.)
As a former Pizza Delivery Expert we are told by our employer that we will make money by the tips we receive so when we are on the road we only get paid $5.25 / hr and when you clock in your back to min wage of $7.25

I've had customers lecture me why they won't give me a tip saying your getting paid min wage so they don't have to tip the driver or in error they think the driver is getting the delivery fee which we do not.
And company policy is that can't explain to the customer about the delivery fee unless they ask first. And most of the time if they ask about the fee and I tell them we don't get it, we then receive a tip. Corporate Domino's need to explain this better on advertisements and commercials that the driver does not get this fee.
So we get lectured by employer and customer why we don't get paid and the driver is stuck in the middle. Who is right? One or the other is right or neither but both can't be right.

Of course our state law requires we make at least min wage when tips are added together. Well when you make four or five deliveries and they are all zeros we fall short and their computer program is suppose to compensate and give us a little more at checkout. Problem is that never worked and sometimes you can leave with less then min wage.

Also our beloved governor passed a law that all tips on CC must be reported; which is fine; except if it's a auto calculated tip; like for a party of 5 at red lobster; you won't see that tip until the next pay period.
 
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Baumi

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To be honest, I can't quite see the appeal of this outside of a novelty value. Any device you can use slack on will also let you access the web or possibly a Domino's app. Having to figure out/remember the syntax the bot expects sounds more tiresome than just clicking some checkboxes.
 
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riverfreak

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To be honest, I can't quite see the appeal of this outside of a novelty value. Any device you can use slack on will also let you access the web or possibly a Domino's app. Having to figure out/remember the syntax the bot expects sounds more tiresome than just clicking some checkboxes.

Yeah. And you have to submit your order in Markdown, too.
 
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trusso

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It's like a Rube Goldberg machine for decisions-by-committee, about the most trivial thing imaginable. o_O

Pick up the phone and order pizza like an adult, for goodness' sake. Why do people continuously look for ways to avoid talking to one another?
 
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