Picture the scene: you’ve phoned up the new pizza place and placed an order. “An extra large Meat extravaganza — no pepperoni,” you say.
Twenty minutes later, it turns up at the door. You tip the delivery guy, bring the box indoors and open it up.
An extra-large pepperoni pizza.
You phone the restaurant. “But I said no pepperoni!”
“No… you changed your order to a pepperoni,” the pizza place insists.
A simple error in communication, but as a result you’re relaxing evening on the sofa has been ruined.
Luckily, there is a better way. By ordering your fast food online, you can place the order whenever is convenient for you, pay for it securely with a debit or credit card, and be confident that what you order is exactly what you’ll get.
There are advantages for allowing online orders for the restaurant too. They don’t need someone to man the phone, and can instead focus on the cooking and delivery of the fast food. As a result, many places that do online ordering only can offer cheaper prices. There are even web sites that specialise in even cheaper takeaway prices by cutting the fees involved so if you shop around you can get some amazing deals!
Most online fast food ordering systems can manage complex orders. You normally select items from a menu to add to your order, with a space for notes such as ‘gluten free’ or ‘no pepperoni’. Many pizza places will let you add or remove individual toppings, meaning you get exactly the pizza you want.
You don’t have to wait for the restaurant’s phone line to open, or keep trying if the line is always busy. You don’t have to shout your order to a harassed cook in a noisy restaurant. You can write detailed instructions about how to find your house or apartment, and you can enter your contact details accurately so if the driver gets lost he has your correct phone number.
You’ll be able to see exactly what the restaurant has to offer, including new food items you might not even been aware of.
Even better, you will know exactly how much your order comes too — and you’ll be prompted about any special deals that might save you money!
Are there any disadvantages? The only one is that you can’t ask questions about things on the menu. However, most online fast food menus provide detailed information about ingredients and allow you to make notes about any food allergies or issues.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t suffer through another incorrect order. Enjoy your nights on the couch with some comfort food and order your fast food online.