We’re sick of ordering a pizza, expecting a piping hot masterpiece instantly, and getting a lukewarm block of dough that we’re pretty sure isn’t even fresh. Enough is enough already. Like all hungry customers, we want our food delivered as fast as possible without having to reheat it.
Zume Pizza, a pizza delivery company in California, just set the standard for food delivery pretty high. Although the company’s been around since 2015 and uses robots to prep the pizzas…
we’re a lot more interested in their new pizza delivery truck.
Any customer that now orders a pizza–who lives more than 12 minutes away from the store–will get their pizza cooked to perfection on the road as the truck drives toward the customer. The truck’s been loaded with 56 ovens, and the oven holding your uncooked pizza will automatically start once the truck gets close enough to you and will then turn off when it’s ready.
Each pizza cooks at 800 degrees for three and a half minutes and is popped into a special box that prevents it from getting soggy once it’s done. In other words, you’ll have your pizza faster than ever.
“The major difference between the pizza you get at a pizzeria and delivery pizza is dwell time,” said Julia Collins, the CEO of Zume, meaning the time a cooked pizza sits in the back of a delivery person’s car is completely eliminated.
Although Zume is only available in California right now, they’re planning on expanding their business across the U.S.
We can only hope that all pizzerias will start using Zume’s delivery method until it reaches Canada (if it ever does). Because like Americans, we like our pizza warm, fresh and with as little wait time as possible.