New tech ideas: Domino's Innovation Garage opens its doors
Domino's Pizza has opened an Innovation Garage where its teams can collaborate on, create and test new technology ideas. This is located at Domino's Farms in Ann Arbor, USA, alongside its World Resource Centre.
"Innovation Garage is focused on accelerating our spirit of creativity and collaboration," says Kelly Garcia, Domino's Chief Technology Officer. "As a pizza company with a focus on technology, we want our team members to have a workspace that encourages experimentation and fosters an environment to take risks, test innovations and fail fast so they can bring their best cutting-edge ideas to life for the brand's customers and stores."
The 33,000-square-foot, two-story building has an open-concept design space for 150 Domino's team members, collaboration workspaces and private meeting rooms. They can also use a ‘pizza theatre’ to develop and test new technology, such as ordering kiosks and a carryout tracker, in a store setting.
There is a dedicated space for testing delivery innovations, including a GPS tracking experience, a customer interface on autonomous vehicles and robots such as Nuro's R2 which will test pizza deliveries later this year. The facility will also hold all of Domino's AnyWare ordering technology, in-store technology and a quality assurance lab for testing pretotypes.
"Having a hub for our community of smart, creative and dynamic team members to develop our brand and take it to the next level is important for our continued success," says Garcia. "We're proud to now have a space dedicated to learning, exploring, testing and launching new ideas in a way that only Domino's can do."