While you can order a meal from Pizza Hut on Facebook, Papa John also seems to have the right idea. The chain announced that it has received more than a million dollars in mobile Web sales in the last six months. This equals out to over $1 billion in overall online sales. The site features their menu, special offers, locator and account registration. They also have an iPhone friendly menu. We can’t wait until the trend catches on and we can order our Moo Goo Gai Pan while on the way home.
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Clever Pizza Hut. They know when you are writing on walls or hunting fellow zombies in Facebook, you just don’t have the time to cook or get to Taco Bell. Although they already have online ordering, they have designed an application so that you can order pizza, chicken wings and pasta without leaving the site. The Pizza Hut Interface already has over 300,000 fans, in the U.S. and the company claims they have already sold over a million pizzas online.
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Most fast food places already allow pre-ordering, so Papa John is trying to one up the competition by offering texting for pizza. Launched a couple of months ago, it is available in about 3,000 of their restaurants and came about after they found that approximately 20% of its sales comes from ordering online. Registered customers can save up to four “FAVS” and text that and the number on their cell phones. Considering that you could have always done this with a land line, and as technology becomes more advanced every day, we figure it will just be a matter of time before we can all text our fave fast food joints to “HTP” (hold the pickles.)
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