DineTime Launches First Amazon Alexa Skill for Accurate Wait Times for Nearby Restaurants
Louisville, KY (December 15, 2016) – DineTime, the nation’s fastest growing restaurant network, announced today the launch of its first skill for the Amazon Alexa voice service, giving customers the ability to interact with Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The new DineTime skill provides diners with the convenience of real-time information about restaurants near them, as well as wait times.
The DineTime voice-activated method to hear details on restaurant wait times is the first of its kind for the restaurant industry. Other features embedded within the skill allow diners to ask for specific details regarding restaurant locations, wait times, distance, and more.
“Dining decisions are quick and easy for on-the-go Alexa users now. Diners have the added benefit of using voice commands from the comfort of their couch, kitchen or bedroom,” said Lee Leet, founder and chief executive officer of QSR Automations. “The DineTime Alexa skill is the first of its kind and the best is yet to come – we are excited to soon offer more options and enhanced features to our customers.”
DineTime is working to unleash more interactions with the Alexa voice skill, including the ability to add a party to a waitlist and allow users to make specific day and time reservations.
The DineTime Skill for Alexa is now available for free through the Amazon Alexa app available on iOS, Android and Fire tablets, or by simply voice enabling the skill by saying “Alexa, enable the DineTime Skill.” The DineTime skill is available for all Alexa-enabled devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV.
Once enabled, customers can ask their Alexa-enabled device to:
“Alexa, ask DineTime what restaurants are near me.”
“Alexa, ask DineTime for the wait at Red Robin.”
“Alexa, tell DineTime to add my name to the waitlist at Red Robin.”
DineTime was selected as a finalist in the Alexa Skill Challenge at AWS re:Invent that took place in November in Las Vegas. The challenge tasked participants with building compelling, innovative voice experience using the Alexa Skill Kit. QSR Automations developers linked the DineTime API technology to the voice-command device. To learn more infromation about QSR Automations’ DineTime platform, please visit www.DineTime.com or www.DineTimeHost.com.
About QSR Automations:
Established in 1996, QSR Automations is a hospitality industry leader in innovative in-store, online and mobile restaurant hardware and software solutions. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, QSR helps restaurants and businesses of all sizes and concepts around the world measurably increase efficiency, enhance productivity, improve quality and maximize guest delight. QSR’s innovative software and hardware solutions focus on all activities around the guest to help create a positive and memorable guest experience each and every visit. For further information on QSR Automations, visit www.qsrautomations.com or contact QSR at 502-297-0221.