|By Marketwired .||
|October 15, 2013 11:30 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 -- Pizza Pizza knows how to simplify the lives of its customers. The company that first introduced the one-number system, computerized ordering and the insulated delivery bag announces the launch of its first app for Android devices. The Android app includes the award-winning features that are also available on the Pizza Pizza iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch apps.
"Launching new and better apps has quickly become an important part of our service menu for Canadians," said Paul Goddard, President and CEO at Pizza Pizza Limited. "Our appetite for apps is strong because, on the one hand, customers want it and, on the other hand, they appreciate choice and options in everything we do. When we listen to customers and increase their options, things seem to always go well."
In 2012, 30 per cent of orders to Pizza Pizza came through its website. Today, more than 36 per cent of orders come through one of the company's mobile or web-based platforms.
"Canadians absolutely love technological innovation," said Melody Adhami, President and COO of Plastic Mobile. "They see it for what it is - a sincere effort from a company to improve the lives of its customers."
A recent survey from Pizza Pizza confirmed that over 19 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 prefer ordering their pizza through online ordering.
The Pizza Pizza app for Android offers many of the same features as the iPhone app that won a Webby Award in 2011 as the best shopping tool for a handheld device.
Pizza Pizza Android App Features
-- An interactive "pizza builder" that dynamically shows pizza creations as toppings and sauces are added -- A "Scratch and Win" game at the end of the ordering process that rewards users with a chance to uncover three identical symbols and win free menu items on their next order -- Browse the extensive Pizza Pizza menu with the flick of a finger -- Variety of payment options; at your door or through the app -- "Favourite order" feature that allows one-click ordering (save up to five orders) -- View last five orders (automatically saved and repeat with a click) -- A countdown timer that tracks the time guarantee on the order -- Ability to save multiple addresses to your profile (ie. work, home, cottage, etc.) -- Search for nearby Pizza Pizza restaurants with intuitive map application -- Coupon scanner -- App-only specials -- University students can use meal cards as a payment option
In addition to its Android app, Pizza Pizza offers convenient ordering through its traditional website, mobile site and apps for mobile devices, as well as telephone and in store. Pizza Pizza's Android app is available for free through the Google Play store or pizzapizza.ca.
About Pizza Pizza Limited
Founded in 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada's pizza pioneer and one of the country's most successful quick service restaurant chains. With its Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 banners, the company has been an innovative leader in the industry with the introduction of Canada's first centralized single number ordering system, an online web ordering system, wireless payment technology to the customer's door and Webby award-winning iPhone app. The company is guided by a mission to provide the "best food, made especially for you" with a focus on quality ingredients, continuous innovation and customer service and convenience. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.
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