• Freedom Pizza partners with Visa to welcome first-of-its-kind Facebook Messenger bot ‘Freeda’ to its awesome delivery service

Freedom Pizza, the home-grown UAE pizza delivery service, is once again enhancing its efficient ordering platform. As part of its ongoing digital playbook, Freedom Pizza has partnered with Visa, to introduce ‘Freeda’, a new Facebook Messenger bot, making it even easier for pizza fans to order their favourite meals. Freedom fans just need to go to Freedom Pizza’s Facebook page to order the lunch, dinner and late night deals, which will be available all summer long or until supplies last.

Customers will receive exclusive deals when using the Freedom Pizza ‘Freeda’ bot, including medium signature pizzas for AED 10, lunch for AED 25, and special late-night bundles. The offerings include the Cowboy Chicken, and other lunch sandwiches. Deals also include Freedom’s famous Double Down Pizza, with red sauce, double mozzarella and double beef pepperoni, as well as a variety of delicious sides such as Quinoa Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders and Cheesy Breadsticks.

Freedom Pizza was the first restaurant merchant in the Middle East to offer Visa Checkout, and now is the first company in the Middle East to offer Facebook Messenger ordering, alongside Visa Checkout. The bot was developed by regional tech start-up Eila – a finalist of Visa’s 2017 MENA Everywhere Initiative. It is seamlessly integrated with Freedom Pizza’s online ordering platform and powered by Visa Checkout.

Freedom Pizza founder and CEO, Ian Ohan, said, “The Facebook Messenger Deal Bot is part of our ongoing efforts to make ordering on our award winning digital platform even easier and more accessible for our customers. We are proud to work with Visa and Eila to continue to push the boundaries within the e-commerce space. Since launching, we have already had over 1,000 deals purchased by using this platform in the first week alone. Over 70% of our orders originate online and the percentage is continuously growing. We have many more cool features and enhancements in development, we are always looking to improve the service that Freedom Pizza offers.”

Nathan Cushnie, Visa’s Head of Digital Solutions for MENA, commented: “We are thrilled to help bring the first merchant chatbot solution that leverages Visa Checkout to the region. Chatbots offer an easy and intuitive way for consumers to interact with retailers, making it a great fit with Visa’s technology to create a seamless and secure online shopping and payment experience. This an exciting development in payments innovation in the region, and we are delighted to partner with Freedom Pizza and Eila to make this happen.”

Freedom Pizza makes honest food with organic produce from Greenheart Organic Farms, using multigrain pizza dough for the base, and for those who are Vegan, Vegetarian or Gluten Free, Freedom’s got your back. Freedom is knowing exactly where the ingredients comes from and how they are made, from production to the ride. Freedom is committed to food integrity and quality, and supporting local businesses creating relationship that are personal.

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