Friday, November 26, 2010

Keeping Track

After Thanksgiving food for dinner yesterday and lunch today, it was time for something else for tonight's dinner.  We wanted to eat at home, and we decided to order pizza from Domino's. (The most convenient option, because there's one a half-mile from our house.) Hubby Tony said he'd be willing to pick it up. Son Donald pulled up their Website on my laptop so we could check out their current promotions.

I've always called in my pizza orders, but while browsing the site I noticed that there was an option to order online.  I went ahead and did just that, and got to experience the very interesting Pizza Tracker.  The Tracker lets you follow the progress of your order through its preparation, baking, quality check, and delivery (or in our case, pickup).  It even lists the name of the employee making the pizza.

You can choose one of six different themes.  Depending on the theme, Pizza Tracker will speak, cheer, or sing the status of each step of your order. As long as your speakers are turned up, you can hear what's going on.  I briefly tried out each of the themes, but my favorite was "Romance Novel".  A hunky, Fabio-type voice delivered my status updates, and after he finished talking the sounds of ocean waves and sea gulls continued in the background.

Thanks to the status updates, Tony knew when to leave to pick up the pizza.  His timing was perfect. Our order was ready to go, and it couldn't have sat in the warming oven for more than a minute or two.


  1. Oh my, what will they come up with next?! Very interesting!

    I wonder if my sushi takeout will come with a Samurai swordsmen? LOL!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


  2. How clever! I'll have to see if they have something like that in my area. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Don't you love it? I picked the baseball theme the last time we ordered from Dominos. Have you tried the chocolate molten cake? It's great emergency chocolate!

  4. Goodness! I haven't had a pizza in ages. Maybe I'll try the Costco one that somebody mentioned in a blog.

  5. Oh that tracker is interesting!

    We ate turkey until last night..then we had pizza, too!

  6. A former student, who is on Facebook with me, does this, and it actually posts to FB sometimes as to what she ordered. Fun.