Imagine you and your buddies hanging out at the beach or the park and you all get hungry but don’t want to leave. Well now you don’t have to. Delivering hot pizza to your front doorstep since childhood, Domino’s will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, even if the customer doesn’t have a complete address to give.
In all, Domino’s said it will deliver to 150,000 outdoor locations — the locations show up on the website and in the app under “Domino’s Hotspots.” A quick look at the hotspots around me in San Francisco and you have McNears Beach near China Camp State Park and Ocean Beach on the west side of San Francisco. Once you choose a hotspot close by and order your pizza, you can provide instructions for delivery drivers to find you such as what you are wearing. Along the way, you get text messages updating you on the progress of your pizza and estimated delivery time, much like watching your Uber driver arrive in the app.
Domino’s franchisees chose the hotspots which include everything from famous landmarks to local dog parks or golf courses. I think we are still a ways off from campsite delivery in national parks, however, so don’t get your hopes up.
“We listened to customers and their need for pizza delivery to locations without a traditional address,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA, in an online statement. “We know that delivery is all about convenience, and Domino’s Hotspots are an innovation that is all about flexible delivery options for customers.”