Artificial Intelligence, Influence on Online Food Ordering and Others

Introduction

As long as humans seek to simplify our lives daily, there’s no doubt that we will continue to explore the many discoveries with Machine intelligence also known as Artificial Intelligence (AI). The ability of a machine to think like humans, analyze situations and propose the best possible solutions is the idea of Artificial Intelligence.

In as much as we seek to make everything in our lives easier by investing into artificial intelligence, we must also think about what gross advancement in that field will do to the unemployment situations in the world. Most people are still reluctant to accept this phenomenon. It is believed that if machines can function as humans then there will be no need to bear the extra cost of hiring more people to do work. Typically when these machines have been programmed to be very efficient and productive. 

However as people have their reservations about the topic, it seems that AI has come to stay. In many industries all over the world, we have instances of some form of artificial intelligence to help simplify a process. Even our phones have some form Artificial Intelligence. Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant etc. are one of the closest forms to us.

Artificial Intelligence in the Online Food Industry

According to an article on Tech Emergence, The food service industry is an economic staple generating billions of dollars in annual revenue and representing 2.1 percent of the U.S. GDP in 2016. As a result AI is making its way into this industry.

In Ghana, food ordering apps like Pizarea have inculcated Chabots and other apps that receive customer requests and process these requests into personalised orders. They have also used AI technology to help keep them updated on new orders coming in, orders that have been completed and customers that are yet to be served. It has created a rather efficient way of managing the business. Other companies like JumiaFood and other food delivery companies have also inculcated some form of AI into their business. Currently drones are even being used for delivery.

Outside Ghana, according to Tech Emergence, restaurants are using AI-driven robots to increase capacity and speed of food preparation and delivery. Developers are apparently designing applications which use AI to help consumers choose meals based on their eating preferences. Restaurants are also integrating AI-driven Kiosks to reduce customer waiting time and enhance the customer ordering experience.

Artificial Intelligence in Other Industries

Aside online food ordering, AI is helping a lot in the health sector. There are AI systems that are able to predict up to about 90% whether people will commit suicide or not. In transportation, companies are running trials for driver-less cars. Some companies are also trying to come up with ways to manage roads, such that cars with car-mounted cellphone cameras to snap photos of street conditions to determine which roads are good and which ones need repair according to The Mercury News.

In every sector or industry artificial intelligence has come to stay. Embracing its advantages and possible disadvantages and learning to appreciate what it brings to our present and future is the sure way to go.

Source: Tech Emergence,  Mercury News

 

 

 

 

Papa’s Pizza Ghana Current Running Promotions

Even though Papa’s Pizza is generally a global pizza brand, Papa’s Pizza Ghana is fully Ghanaian owned. They have been in existence for about seven (7) years now. Year in year out they continue to build a great reputation. Papa’s Pizza has become one of the most sort after Pizza places in Accra.

Papa’s Pizza Branches

There are about five (5) branches of Papa’s Pizza currently. These branches include the head office at Papa’s Pizza East Legon, Papa’s Pizza Ringroad, Papa’s Pizza Osu, Papa’s Pizza Spintex, Papa’s Pizza Tema. There’s a new branch that will be opening at Dome soon. All these branches are sited at places where most people can easily access them. For most pizza lovers, they are located at the hottest spots in Accra and Tema. In the coming years, more and more branches will be opened to accommodate the growing demand for pizza in the country.


Popular Pizza types

Most people have their favorite type of pizza. From Papa’s Pizza, people mostly order the Meateater Pizza, Papa’s Special, BBQ lovers and Papa’s favorite. Their menu has some interesting local names including Ghanaman Pizza, Opana Pizza and No Kissing Babe Pizza. Recently they added new pizza types also with exciting local names like Bompata made up of marinara stew, chorizo, chicken, onion and chilli. Another one they added was Abom made up of marinara stew, cheese, beef, chicken and onion. As the others have become household names, most certainly these new ones would also follow suit.

Papa’s Pizza Promotions

As part of their ways to improve customer satisfaction at the same time increase sales, Papa’s Pizza is currently running two promos.

Papa’s Pizza Monday Madness 

This promo has been running from the beginning of this year till date. On Mondays, Papa’s Pizza gives you the opportunity to buy any large size pizza plus a bottle of coke for only GH¢ 40.00. You can also buy any large pizza plus Coke/ fanta/Sprite and Tamek natural fruit at GH¢ 45.00. To liven your Monday which are normally tough days, grabbing this opportunity is never a bad idea! Make your Monday exciting buy trying out this promo this and every Monday from Papa’s Pizza.

Falaa Promo

Before the falaa promo started, Papa’s Pizza was running the buy one get one free promo only at the Ringroad branch, their newest branch. The promo ended in July 2018. The Falaa promo is being run as a partnership between Papa’s Pizza and Pizarea an online food ordering platform. The promo is slightly different from the previous promo. It commenced on the 23rd of August, 2018.
Buy any large size pizza from any branch of Papa’s Pizza and get one free. At a cool GH¢ 50.00, you can get two pizzas perfect for a celebration between family and friends.
The promo is stated to run every Tuesday after 23rd August 2018 to the last Tuesday in November. At the beginning, the promo will run on Thursday 23rd August 2018 and on Tuesday, 28th August 2018. Subsequently, it will run every Tuesday after until the last Tuesday in November, 2018.

Popular Local Dish from Various Restaurants on Pizarea

I’m sure everyone has a particular local dish they can call their favorite. I know my favorite is Ampesi with some very well-seasoned Kobi. Seriously speaking even talking about it is making me drool! Like me everyone else has their favorite!

 

Every ethnic group in Ghana has some particular popular local dish that are generic to them. The following represent these groups.

GA Local Dishes

Visit any typical GA neighborhood and there’s no way you wouldn’t find GA Kenkey coupled with hot pepper and fried fish. It’s a favorite of the GA’s and there’s no denying that they are the best at making it. Some restaurants on Pizarea that serve GA Kenkey as a local dish include, H-Street Xpress, Everyone’s Kitchen, Kenkey House and others.

Ashanti Local dishes

Akans in general love their Fufu. Indeed Fufu with any soup either light soup, groundnut soup or Palm nut soup with an ample amount of meat would sound like heaven the ears of an Ashanti. It is also a popular local dish with other ethnic groups. On Pizarea, restaurants like Living Room, Village Bar and African Cho’Bar. They make fufu just like mama made it!

The Fante Local Dish

The Fantes are famous for their Ampesi. I’m no Fante but you could see how I described it as my favorite meal. It’s quite nutritious, complete with a combination of carbohydrates, iron and proteins. This local dish is prominent with other Akans including people from the Eastern Region and Brong Ahafo Region. Klassy Pot and Living Room are restaurants on Pizarea you can get this meal.

 

The Ewe Local Dish

Akple is the traditional food of the Ewes. It’s made in its own special way served with Ademe. The ewes also love Banku and Okro Stew or Soup. Banku and Okro Stew is a popular local dish with other ethnic groups in the country. It’s a very popular menu item in restaurants. Restaurants such as Hajia Apenkwa, Living Room, Everyone’s Kitchen, and Mangoase Restaurant on Pizarea serve this meal.

Northern Local Dishes 

Among the three northern regions, the most popular local dish beloved by all is Tuozaafi and Ayoyo. There’s also Tubaani served in the Upper West Region of the country. It has become a local favorite! Even in the capital Accra, more and more restaurants keep adding it to their menus. Restaurants like Hajia Apenkwa serve Tuozaafi.

Among others, people love Waakye, Jollof, Aprapransa, Acheke etc… These meals cut across the various ethnic groups. However the great thing about Ghanaians is their willingness to explore. All these meals have become household names in every home!

Different Cuisine Offered by Restaurants in Ghana – Pizarea

We eat from different cuisine offered by different restaurants in Ghana.We have certainly marked some of these restaurants as our favourite either for the type of atmosphere they provide or how great their food is. But generally speaking, what is a cuisine?

According to Wikipedia, a cuisine is specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture or region. That is to say the preparation, setting, additions to a meal may depend on where the food originates from. This explains why cuisines are named after where they originate from.

Every country has its own way of preparing meals depending on the type of ingredients available to them, their religious beliefs on what to eat and what to avoid or their cultural beliefs. There are cuisines that can be deemed regional. They are specific to particular regions in the world. For instance we have African, Asian, European, Oceanic Cuisine; all these are specific to the continents in the world.

SPECIFIC CUISINES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

Every country has its own cuisine associated to it. However in every country, restaurants offer the most famous cuisines worldwide as part of their menus. Most of these meals have become popular as a result of the countries they are from, how different they taste or how they even look. These cuisines have been listed below:

CHINESE CUISINE 

There’s no doubt that the Chinese people have succeeded in carrying their culture everywhere they go. In every country you visit, you’d definitely find a Chinese restaurant. Even in Ghana, restaurants on Pizarea including Noble House Chinese Restaurant, Sweet Roses, Imperial Peking Chinese Restaurant and Palace Chinese Restaurants etc. offer Chinese cuisine. These restaurants are owned by Chinese people. It’s amazing though to see that restaurants that are not necessarily Chinese restaurants have adopted Chinese cuisine as part of their menus. Some of these restaurants include Enda Food and Frankie’s on Pizarea.

LEBANESE CUISINE

Like the Chinese, the Lebanese have found a great place for business in Africa. In Ghana, there are restaurants that are generically Lebanese. Lebanese food is served at restaurants including Marwako Fast Foods, Oceano Restaurant, Frankie’s, Papa Restaurant etc. You can order for such meals and more on Pizarea.

NIGERIAN CUISINE

The relationship between Ghana and Nigeria is so good that we enjoy Nigerian cuisine very much. Meals like Eba and Egusi as well as Ogbonno Soup can be ordered from Taste of Naija, Downtown Nigerian etc.

OTHER CUISINE

Other types of cuisine include French, Jamaican, Indian and Mexican cuisine and generally continental dishes. You can find restaurants serving such meals in Ghana. Luckily the Ghanaian market is quick to explore anything that is different. As a result, more of these types of restaurants are springing up in the country especially in Accra and Tema.

Best Pizza Loved by Most Ghanaians in Accra and Tema

One of the best things the Italians could gift the world was Pizza! From the time of its discovery till date it has gained widespread popularity all over the world. It is a meal perfect for every group of people for every type of occasion. Whether you want to surprise your wife on her birthday or you want to organise an office party, Pizza is just perfect! Worldwide this meal has become a household name… I cannot think of anything type of Pizza I’d call my best pizza, but there’s no doubt that most people have their favourites.

Especially in our country Ghana were Pizza seems to be gaining ground most have identified their best pizza. They have identified favourites in the type of Pizza Restaurant they prefer, in the type of pizza they want, even down to the type of crust they prefer. People enjoy pizza from restaurants including Papa’s Pizza, Eddys Pizza, and Pizzavella. Because of how high the demand for pizza has become in Ghana, most restaurants that are not originally pizzerias are adding pizza to their menu. In restaurants such as Marwako Fast Food, Frankie’s, Coco Vanilla pizza is now served.

Best Pizza Choices

Most types of pizza contain cheese, meat, vegetables and tomato sauce. For each type that is ordered it could contain a mix of these three or a mix of a particular ingredient. For instance, one pizza may contain different types of meat like pork, chicken and beef alongside some cheese. From these varieties customers have identified their best pizza.

Meat lovers Pizza/Meat Eater Pizza 

According to a research done by Pizarea, one of the most ordered pizza types is either meat-lovers pizza from Eddys Pizza or the meat-eater pizza from Papa’s Pizza. These types of pizza contain different types of meat including juicy beef, sausage, chicken, pepperoni and ham. Most Ghanaians’ best pizza is meat pizza; this finding is definitely not surprising at all…

All Seasons Pizza/Papa’s Full House

For the best experience, customers go for pizza that have all the toppings the restaurant is willing to offer. Eddys Pizza provide their customers with Supreme Pizza which contains a mixture of meat and vegetables. They also have Ten-Topping Pizza which contains as its namesake says ten (10) different toppings including a mixture of meat, vegetables and even fruits. Papa’s Pizza also have a type of pizza they call Papa’s Full House with different types of toppings on it. It is no wonder these types of pizza are people’s best pizza!

BBQ Pizza

For the ones with a tongue for spicy stuff like myself, BBQ Pizza is the best pizza! BBQ lovers and Texas BBQ from Papa’s Pizza contains seasoned meat, some vegetable and barbecue sauce. Eddys Pizza will give you great BBQ Chicken pizza. They have attested to the fact that most people order these.

Other Types

Other types of pizza ordered as best pizza include Pepperoni Passion, Chicken Delight Pizza, Papa’s Special, and Americano Pizza. 

If you haven’t tried any type of the pizzas listed above I suggest the next time you enter a pizza restaurant you order one of them. They are people’s favourites because they must certainly be tasty! If you’re looking to recommend pizza to anyone I’m sure you can recommend from the above mentioned. Feel Free to explore!

Exciting Promos Run By Restaurants In Ghana

It seems the competition between restaurants in Ghana is getting keener and keener! Most restaurants currently are adopting the use of exciting promos to retain old customers and attract new ones. It is an established fact that most Ghanaians have gotten accustomed to eating out. The idea of going to a nice environment to enjoy good food and a beautiful view is fast catching up to people.

Most restaurants in Ghana like Eddys Pizza and Papa’s Pizza provide great food and other side attraction like Live Band Music etc. just to liven the atmosphere. Other restaurants are found scrambling for spaces in the country’s malls. Restaurants like Barcelos, Pizzavella, Enda and Rose Joy Restaurant can be found in almost all the malls. The malls attract a lot of customers including expatriates from abroad who are more accustomed to eating out. Malls have therefore become ideal locations for restaurants in Ghana.

Promotions By Restaurants in Ghana

In the race to gain new customers, to increase profit margins and to kick out the competition most restaurants in Ghana are now running promos. Below you would find a list of restaurants in Ghana that are currently running promos.

Papa’s Pizza         

Papa’s Pizza Ghana is currently running two exciting promos. On Mondays, there’s a promo they call ‘Monday Madness’ where you buy any large size pizza plus 1L coke for only GHS 40.00 available at all their branches. It’s a great deal for small groups on a busy Monday!

Papa’s Pizza also runs another promo on Tuesdays only at their Ringroad branch. They call this promo “Buy One Get One Free”; buy any pizza from Papa’s Pizza Ringroad and get an additional one for free with delivery inclusive. They certainly give their customers a tremendous Tuesday!

 Eddys Pizza

Eddys Pizza call their promo “Buy and Get One Free”. For any number of pizzas you buy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you get an extra one free. That is to say to if you buy 2 boxes of pizza you still get one free. However, this promo is only available for pick-up orders. They’ve got their customers smiling…

Marwako Fast food

I doubt most people have tried Marwako Pizza… Truthfully after my first taste I wondered why I hadn’t tried it previously. It was that good! Well, it looks like they want to spread the news of how great their pizza actually tastes. Marwako is currently running a promo every Wednesday; Buy any Pizza from Marwako and get a Margarita Pizza free in addition!

Biggles Bakes

Cake lovers are not left out! Biggles Bakes is currently running a promo from 28th July to the 31st of December 2018. When you order any wedding cake from 2 Tier Cakes to 5 tier Cakes, you get free cake for your bridal shower. If you are planning on getting married anytime soon, I suggest you order from Biggles Bakes.

Online Ordering Promos 

Pizarea.com, one of the fastest growing online food ordering platforms in Ghana also have a promo they call Pizarea Rush Hour. It’s a promo that runs on the first Monday of every month where from the period within 7am to 12pm, delivery is free for any order that comes through the platform.

They have also adopted a new promo where they plan to reward their most loyal customers at the end of every month. This reward could be in the form of free food from Pizarea or free delivery. I suggest people start ordering to increase your chances of winning. The more you order the higher your chances of winning!

It’s a great time to be ordering from these restaurants in Ghana. You either get the opportunity of getting good food at relatively affordable prices or you get freebies. Ghana ay3 d3 k3k3!!!

Online Ordering And Delivery In Ghana – Accra and Tema

Online Ordering and Delivery in Ghana has indeed come to stay. The widespread reception of this global trend is definitely undeniable. Most of these online ordering applications seek to deliver convenience to their consumers; luckily people have bought into the idea.

There is no doubt that there is a huge market for delivery in Ghana. Especially within Accra and Tema, people have gotten accustomed to getting things delivered at their own convenience. With a simple click people are able to churn out requests and have it delivered anywhere at any time. As a result of the growing demand most upcoming businesses are operating delivery firms. Some of these firms include Jumia, Mr. Delivery, Somayen, Hello Delivery etc. Others that deal in goods supply have also added delivery services as part of the services they render. From clothes, wardrobes, shoes, food, laptops, phones and other accessories delivery is available.

Delivery Categories

There are a lot of goods that are deliverable. Most businesses are skewed towards particular goods. Some of these categories include:

Food Delivery In Ghana  

For many who have jobs that make it completely impossible to get food out of the office, Food Ordering apps like Pizarea, seem to be a godsend! They can sit at the comfort of their offices and have their meals delivered to them within the shortest possible time.

It’s amazing how generally restaurants are either signing on to these platforms or getting their own bikers to help out with delivery orders. Delivery in Ghana has certainly become important profit wise such that to increase profits, offering delivery services has become a necessity.

Clothing Accessories Delivery In Ghana 

In Ghana where to buy affordable clothes one has to travel all the way to Kantamanto or Madina, apps that offer clothing delivery services certainly come in handy. Sites like Kikuu have made a name for themselves in Ghana by selling and delivering clothes and other accessories at affordable prices. It is no wonder that most people are ordering from these platforms.

Electronics (Phones, Gadgets, Laptops etc.)

For items like this being able to access various prices from various shops on the same platform saves people a lot of time. After sorting out their wants, they are given the chance to choose whether to have the items delivered or not. Most people in recent times opt for delivery because of the convenience it promises. Online companies like Tonaton and OLX provide such services.

The Future of Delivery 

What do you suppose the future of delivery will be? In this technology advancing world where things change consistently and rapidly one can never really know. What we do know however is that the changes that will be coming in will certainly be exciting. Currently some companies in the US are thinking of doing delivery using robots, others have already commenced drone delivery. In Rwanda, delivery of blood is done using drones. In Ghana Pizarea was the first to bring up the idea of food delivery using drones. This concept was well accepted by Ghanaians as a viable option for delivery. There are more innovative apps like the Rider App developed by Pizarea which will give customers the ability to input their GPS location directly. The idea is to make it easy for the riders to locate them without hassle. With such innovations coming on-board, delivery in Ghana certainly has a bright future.

Pizza Hut Delivery in Accra and Tema

Order food online from any Pizza Hut branch in Ghana and have it delivered to you wherever you are! Pizza hut, well known for their Italian-American cuisine menu is an American restaurant chain and international franchise with branches all over the world. Since its opening in Ghana a few years ago, Pizza Hut has secured a total of 5 branches in the Accra mall, Achimota mall, Tema,Spintex and East Legon with a new branch opening soon in Osu a neighborhood in central AccraGhana, known for its busy commercial, restaurant and nightlife activities.

Pizza hut manages to consistently maintain its standards and reputation as one of the best pizza restaurants in Ghana by investing in the quality of their food and services.By this, a lot of value is placed on using only the healthiest  ingredients in making their food on a daily basis. Pizza hut has also expanded its menu from just pizza and pasta to other goodies such as chicken wings, potato wedges, garlic bread, barbecue chicken spin rolls, cheesy pops etc.

Apart from the usual dine in and takeaway options, customers can now have their meals delivered to them in the comfort of their homes,schools and offices with ease. Their properly trained delivery staff are equipped with all that is needed to treat all orders professionally. With an effective turnaround time they guarantee that your pizza would arrive within 45 minutes or less and might even be free sometimes. They deliver within Accra and Tema at really good prices.

Pizza Hut is currently running an amazing promotion that has all Ghanaians marvelled. It is dubbed as the  ‘Epic’ promo. The purpose of this promotional activity is to introduce the new size of their pizza which is 16 inches and is sold from 45 to 65 ghs and available in all flavours. They also offer other exciting packages.  With just 29ghs one can get a small size pizza,french fries plus a bottle of 500ml coke, 2 medium sized pizzas for 45ghs or 2 medium size pizzas,french fries,chicken wings plus garlic twist for only 79ghs!

Being on Pizarea, customers are able to call Pizza Hut to place an order of their favourite Pizza Hut meal to have it delivered to them. The food delivery is fast, safe, convenient and reliable. Whether at home or in the office, with Pizarea your delicious pizza can always be delivered to you. Pizza Hut Ghana is now a household name and it has indeed come to stay.
Pizza Hut – No One Outpizzas the Hut –

 

Pizarea Sponsors the Switch to GOIL promotion

Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), the leading Oil Marketing Company in Ghana in partnership with 3PLEF, launched a promotion dubbed Switch-To-GOIL at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle on the 4th of May 2018.

GOIL was incorporated as a private limited liability company on June 14, 1960 as AGIP Ghana Company Limited with the objective of marketing petroleum products and related products particularly fuels, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, and bitumen in Ghana. It is currently the only government owed petroleum company in Ghana. However over the years GOIL has improved upon the quality of its fuel to prolong the lifespan of the engines of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. In addition to this, GOIL has uniquely made engine oils suitable for all types vehicle engine.

The campaign seeks to create more awareness on Ghana Oil as well as encourage people to patronise more products in order to basically boost our economy and in return give prizes to the customers.

Prizes at stake

The prizes to be won in the Switch to GOIL promotion are lands, food, fuel and scholarships for tertiary education to be provided by the companies supporting the campaign. These supporting companies are Media Edge, Equity and Assets, Royal Media College and Pizarea.com. Pizarea is responsible for the food prize in the promotion. When a customer wins a food prize, the customer is entitled to certain foods from certain restaurants based on the value of the coupon. Food won gets delivered to the winning customers after orders are made.

Pizarea Incorporates Artificial Intelligence into its Operation

As part of the undertakings to make Pizarea the best food ordering company in Ghana, several integrations, features and upgrades are done on a daily basis. The journey so far has not been very easy but Pizarea only promises to deliver the best to its customers. In light of this, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology which is the ability of a machine to mimic the cognitive abilities that human associate with the human mind such as learning and problem solving skills has been incorporated into the food ordering process on Pizarea.

The human processes which is on some occasions not very reliable or accurate has been reduced in the ordering process. Orders placed online now with the help of Artificial Intelligence gets attended to immediately. This system is able to call and confirm the order as soon as possible and even make any necessary changes or additions customers seek to make to their orders.

Artificial intelligence was founded as an academic discipline in 1956 and over the years has been embraced and improved significantly. Some of the capabilities classified as AI are machines ability to successfully understand human speech, autonomous cars intelligent routing in content delivery network, ability to compete in highly advanced and strategic gaming systems are the few among many others.

This technology has mainly been incorporated into the system in order to serve every customer to their utmost satisfaction since every customer is extremely precious to Pizarea and ought to be treated as such.