No time to stand in line for your morning pick-me-up? Dunkin’ Donuts now offers a way to avoid the wait.
The new order and pay feature on the Dunkin’ Donuts app, available in the App Store or Google Play, allows loyalty customers to place an order up to 24 hours ahead of time. Payment is collected through the app at the time of order, so customers can pick up their food and beverage without having to wait in line. Users can also save an order as a “favorite” to expedite the process. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to test curbside delivery later this year, potentially making that cup of coffee even easier to get in a hurry.
The service rivals a similar program launched by Starbucks last year. Through the Starbucks app, also available in the App Store or Google Play, loyalty members can order and pay for both food and drinks ahead of time. These orders will be ready and waiting at the pick-up counter.
A growing number of chains—Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Taco Bell, and Chipotle—offer similar programs, too.