TORONTO — Pizza Hut Canada has partnered with Serve Robotics to launch a new robotic delivery service. Pizza Hut on Robson St., Vancouver, was the first location selected for the pilot.
Customers who use the Pizza Hut app for delivery can track their orders using the robot’s location and access a unique, one-time pin from the robot’s secure compartment. This two-week pilot program ran until Sept.30.
Serve Robotics’ state-of-the-art technology uses sensors to identify nearby objects, enabling the robots to autonomously navigate sidewalks while under supervision to ensure their safe operation.
The self-driving robot has completed thousands of deliveries, eliminating thousands of car trips and tons of CO2 from city air with zero emissions.
“From introducing cheese in our stuffed crust to delivering pizza to the International Space Station, Pizza Hut is the pizza pioneer,” says Manish Dhankher, director of Operations at Pizza Hut Canada. “We’re always looking for ways to enhance our customer service and deliver hot, fresh, and delicious menu favourites to our customers. Pizza Hut is thrilled to be at the forefront of this technology and partner with Serve Robotics to bring this offering to Canada for the first time.”
“Serve is excited to partner with Pizza Hut to provide Vancouver customers with the convenience and reliability of zero-emissions robotic delivery,” says Dr. Ali Kashani, co-founder and CEO of Serve Robotics. “This is an important step forward in our efforts to expand our delivery platform to serve more cities and communities.”