Our first inkling something was up came when Domino’s started delivering hot pies via autonomous vehicle in limited markets.
We watched the success of Zume Pizza, a California-based chain that uses robots, big data, and custom trucks to whip up pizzas on the way to your door. We figured it was just a Silicon Valley fluke.
Then Pizza Hut and Toyota dreamed up a crazy self-driving pizza delivery vehicle. Meanwhile, self-driving Fords are delivering pies in Miami.
Not to be outdone, Domino’s added a delivery drone to its growing lineup of concept delivery vehicles.
Even NASA (well, a startup that grew out of a NASA project) is 3D-printing space pizzas.
And just this week, Little Caesars, the low-cost standby for emergency pepperoni, was issued a patent for a pizza assembly robot.