Taco Bell recently unveiled a new 'TacoBot' feature that allows customers to order their favorite Mexican dishes via the professional chat room app Slack. Instead of leaving their desk to go pick up lunch at Taco Bell, busy workers can now place their order without ever leaving their desk.
The TacoBot is a new feature available for employees using Slack. The feature allows users to select food from their local Taco Bell menu simply by using normal conversational language. This means that users can not only select what items they wish to order, but they can also make specific requests regards toppings and substitutions. To ensure the order goes through, users simply type the worlds "check out" and the request will be processed.
The new feature demonstrates how restaurants are moving beyond standalone apps to find new platforms for mobile ordering.