On the verge of another weekend many are contemplating taking a break from the norm and eating out somewhere. Unfortunately, many people have the same idea. But, an Alexa skill could help by minimizing wait times and help make reservations.
Called DineTime, the Alexa skill can find, ask for wait times, and put you in line (virtually) at nearby restaurants. The maker of DineTime, QSR Automation, provides customer management software and services for restaurants, which until now has also only been tied to a smartphone app (for iOS and Android). That’s handy in itself – being able to use a smartphone to locate nearby restaurants and create reservations. This is particularly useful when traveling out of town.
But, with the Alexa integration, Alexa users can simply use voice commands to locate eating establishments, ask for wait times, and reserve a table.
Of course, for everything to work, those restaurants have to participate in QSR’s DineTime management service. But, as I’ve found there are quite a few more than I expected – even around my little part of the world.
Examples of things you can say…
“Alexa Ask DineTime for the wait at Red Robin”
“Alexa Ask DineTime what restaurants are nearby”
The skill requires account linking with the DineTime service, which is done through the app.
iOS app: DineTime
Android app: DineTime
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