Alexa, Order My Dunkin’ Donuts Order Ahead of Time

September 5, 2018         By: Steven Anderson

It’s probably not a good idea to read the headline out loud around your Alexa-capable device. If you do, you might end up with an order you didn’t really want to make at Dunkin’ Donuts, which is in some places now just “Dunkin’.” Regardless of the name, Alexa is now capable of overhearing your request for Dunkin’ and placing the order accordingly.

It takes a little legwork at last report to set this up; you’ll need to be a DD Perks Rewards member, and you’ll have to link the mobile app to Amazon. Once you do these things, however, you’ll be able to set up Alexa to place your standard Dunkin’ order for pickup, which can be great when you’re just ducking out of the house to get to work.

Users will get plenty of options here; users can start with “Alexa, order from Dunkin’ Donuts” and then select a favorite order from the previously-established list said user set up within the Dunkin’ app. Or, if the user would rather set up a “usual,” just tell Alexa to “reorder my last saved favorite.”

The order in question can even be paid for via the DD Perks Rewards account, which means that the order will effectively be waiting for you without the need to pay at the door. So if you’re not already in DD Perks Rewards, and you were looking for a reason to be, here’s all the reason you need in one handy package.

We’ve seen things like this come up every so often across a variety of shops, and we’ll likely continue to see it for just about every place that offers food. The same technology that makes “Alexa, order my last saved order from Dunkin’ Donuts” can be fairly readily used for any restaurant, and we’re starting to see that come up. And why not? Why wouldn’t I want to tell Alexa to order my favorite Qdoba burrito or my favorite pasta dish at Olive Garden? Why wouldn’t anyone?

The only way that gets better is if it can be brought to my house instead of me having to go and get it myself. That too may be coming, but for now, businesses are definitely accommodating customers’ desire for faster food.