Pizza Vending Machines to Help Donatos Boost Market Penetration

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Pizza franchise Donatos and its sister companies Agápe Automation and Grote Company have partnered with robotics company Appetronix to create a fully autonomous pizza vending machine.

Still in development, the model will resemble Toronto-based Appetronix’s Asian cuisine bot RoWok, a standalone robotic wok system that can make up to 350 bowls between supply refills.

“If we could do Asian, we could do anything,” said Appetronix CEO Nipun Sharma of the development processes. Sharma explained the hardest cuisine to automate is Asian because of “the variability of ingredients” and having to create a sensor to handle the variety.

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