Chowbotics Blog

This is the intersection of food and technology. Where our passion for robotics and innovation combines with our love of great food and quality ingredients.

Leadership,

“2X” Management

Over the years, I’ve read a number of management books CEOs have written. Andy Grove, the CEO of Intel, wrote “High Output Management”. T. J. Rodgers, the Founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, wrote “No Excuses Management”. Jack Welch from GE wrote several books on his management style, including “Winning”. What compels super-busy CEOs to…

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Leadership,

Building Chowbotics’ Sales Team

I’ve been enjoying my new and exciting role as the vice president of foodservice sales at Chowbotics. Before officially joining Chowbotics, I was instantly impressed by the extensive time spent developing a market-ready product prior to formally bringing on a sales team. Our first product, Sally the Salad Robot, makes fresh, customizable salads in about…

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Leadership,

Chowbotics now the world record holder for Battlebots!

We had a fun team event last week where we built Battlebots and fought them against each other. We knew we were taking great pains to build an all-star team, where every person is a superstar… but we didn’t expect to beat the world record for assembling battlebots beating Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple and several other…

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Leadership,

When Lee Met Sally

Hi, I’m Lee, one of the newest members of the Chowbotics team. The business unit I run is Off-Premise Kitchens, which basically means I sell and service Sally anywhere there are no kitchen facilities and manage the relationships which deliver fresh ingredients to Sally in these locations on a daily basis. I spent the last…

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Food,

Robots, Robots Everywhere at the National Restaurant Association Show!

Two years back, when we first debuted a prototype of Sally the Salad Robot at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) show, we were the only robots in town. We’ve moved Sally from prototype to product now and are shipping to customers nationwide. At this year’s NRA show, I was excited to see that others are…

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Leadership,

Announcing the first Chowbotics foundees…

My first job after graduation was at SanDisk, circa 2007. SanDisk had done an IPO and grown rapidly to $5B in market cap and 3000 employees. That’s when I first realized it takes a village to build a successful company. The first 25 employees at SanDisk put their heart and soul into the company, and…

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Food,

Great nutrition leads to great performance, but why is it so hard to eat right?

It’s not exactly new news that you perform better when you put good food into your body. Healthy food, chosen specifically with a performance outcome in mind has powered professional and Olympic athletes for decades. Yes, top athletes have genetics on their side, but the very top performers are fanatical when to comes to the…

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Food, Leadership,

The Most Tasty, Fresh and Affordable Convenience Store Salad… enabled by Robotics

In the next month, we will be launching Sally the Salad Robot at our first convenience store chain. This will be the first ever food making robot in a convenience store. I believe this will have significant implications in the long term – both for salads in convenience stores, and for the advent of robotics…

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Food,

Growing What You Eat

This week’s guest blogger is Robert Kelley, the executive chef at Chowbotics. Robert believes that good food brings people together, creating a strong sense of community. When he isn’t in the kitchen testing new ingredients and recipes for Sally the Salad Robot, Robert spends as much time as possible outdoors. I am passionate about cooking…

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Food,

Nutritious Food Anytime, Anywhere, through the Power of Robotics

Imagine a world where healthy, made-to-order, tasty salads are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in offices, hotels, grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants across America. In such a world, You would see more energetic and productive people – It is well known that when you eat a burger or pizza or…

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