Vending machines, once the venue for sugary snacks and drinks, Farmer’s Fridge has upgraded the technology to offer wholesome fresh foods that range from hot soups to avocado toast. Farmer’s Fridge is expanding rapidly from its Chicago base and now found in airports, corporate centers, city halls and elsewhere. The goal is provide a freshRead more about Robots are coming: Healthy food in Farmer’s Fridge[…]
Ever heard of Luckin Coffee? Don’t worry. You’ll start hearing about it soon as the company drives to replace Starbucks with its highly automated, cashless and low-priced coffee drink operations. The company’s strategy focuses on millennials’ desire for coffee they can pickup quickly or have delivered versus Starbucks relaxed, sit-down environment. Luckin, founded in ChinaRead more about Robots are coming: Is “Starbucks Killer” headed to the U.S.?[…]
College campuses might be among the first places that benefit in a big way from autonomous driving robots that deliver food if the University of Houston is any example. A 30-robot fleet of mobile robots are delivering throughout the sprawling campus from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. And the students love the convenience, reasonable deliveryRead more about Robots are coming: Students love fast, low-cost meal delivery of 30-robot army[…]
Barney the robot (no, not the dinosaur) is slinging drinks customized to the guests’ desires faster than any human mixologist. But can it hold a conversation? Well, the folks at F&P Robotics, Barney’s inventor, says the fun, fast action spurs conversations among people like nothing else. Of course, the alcohol helps, too!
Further evidence that human foodservice workers may soon be extinct has been revealed with the announcement Ono Food Co. will unleash its robot-powered food trucks on Los Angeles soon. The trucks serve up $6 smoothies, among other delights, with non-humans staffing the blenders and serving area. Ono says the trucks are an ideal way toRead more about Robots are coming: Automated food trucks to invade L.A.[…]
Surveys consistently list restaurant bathrooms as one of the big turn-offs when guests go out to eat. Enter the toilet-cleaning robots from Alton Robotech which claims to be the answer to nicer-smelling restrooms. Restaurants are a key target for the robots, so the company has been making the rounds at foodservice tradeshows. See the robotRead more about Robots are coming: This time for your restaurant toilet[…]
Japan loves its vending machines… and now pre-cooked sweet potatoes are the latest delicacies to join the trend. Hot or cold… sweet potatoes are a favorite in Japan. So, the vending machine was designed to deliver hot and cool options for about $3 per potato! Check out a reporter’s reaction below. But if you don’tRead more about Sweet potato vending machine… yep, that’s a thing[…]
In our continuing series about robot domination, this seafood restaurant’s smiling droids are drawing crowds for their friendly demeanor. Meet Callie and Shirley. Oh, and the human hostess, that works for the robots.
With customers like IKEA kitchens already lined up, a U.K. startup has created a system that tracks each of those uneaten French fries you toss into the bin. It even takes photographic evidence documenting just how much profit you’re throwing out in your restaurant. Called Winnow, the startup company says the system will cut foodRead more about Robots are coming: Food waste prevention through AI[…]
Imagine not worrying about the dishwasher not showing up again. Well, that’s the anxiety that Dishcraft — a startup backed by $25 million from investors —hopes to relieve with its robotic dishwasher. Perhaps more than any other operation within a restaurant, the hard labor of dishwashing has basically not advanced much in decades. Here’s howRead more about Robots are coming to your dish room soon[…]