DineTime, the nation’s fastest growing restaurant network, announced the launch of its first skill for the Amazon Alexa voice service, giving customers the ability to interact with Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The new DineTime skill provides diners with the convenience of real-time information about restaurants near them, as well as wait times.

The DineTime voice-activated skill to hear details on restaurant wait times is the first of its kind for the restaurant industry. Other features embedded within the skill allow diners to ask for specific details regarding restaurant locations, wait times, distance and more.

“Dining decisions are quick and easy for on-the-go Alexa users now. Diners have the added benefit of using voice commands from the comfort of their couch, kitchen or bedroom,” says Lee Leet, founder and chief executive officer of QSR Automations. “The DineTime Alexa skill is the first of its kind and the best is yet to come—we are excited to soon offer more options and enhanced features to our customers.”

DineTime is working to unleash more interactions with the Alexa voice skill, including the ability to add a  party to a waitlist and allow users to make specific day and time reservations.

The DineTime Skill for Alexa is now available for free through the Amazon Alexa app available on iOS, Android and Fire tablets. Users can also voice enable the skill by simply saying “Alexa, enable the DineTime Skill.” The DineTime skill is available for all Alexa-enabled devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, and Amazon Fire TV.

Once enabled, customers can prompt their Alexa-enabled device by saying:

“Alexa, ask DineTime what restaurants are near me.”

“Alexa, ask DineTime for the wait at Red Robin.”

“Alexa, tell DineTime to add my name to the waitlist at Red Robin.”

DineTime was selected as a finalist in the Alexa Skill Challenge at AWS re:Invent that took place in November in Las Vegas. The challenge tasked participants with building a compelling innovative voice experience using the Alexa Skill Kit. QSR Automations developers linked DineTime API technology to the voice-command device. 

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