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.

Robotics,

A ‘Fresh For All’ Perspective: Chowbotics’ Mission

  When was the last time your tastiest meal option was also the most nourishing? Or how about a time when your fastest meal option was also custom-made? Has there ever been a time when your easiest meal option was also the freshest?    Enter Sally, the world’s first fresh food robot.    Since our inception,…

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Leadership, Robotics,

Steps for building your creative team, your brand, and a great experience in a young Startup.

    I’m Mara, the VP of Design and Marketing at Chowbotics, the company that’s building the World’s First Fresh Food Robot. I work alongside some extraordinarily talented colleagues with the goal of disrupting the food and robotics industry to make fresh food accessible for everyone, anytime, anywhere. I’ve worked in the creative field for…

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Chowbotics wins Kitchen Innovation Awards 2019 and Honoree in Robotics for Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies 2019

Leadership, Robotics,

Recent Awards Attest to How Chowbotics is Propelling Innovation in Foodservice Through Robotics

Chowbotics is shifting the foodservice industry by automating menial tasks through the power of robotics with its first product, Sally the Robot. It is the world’s first fresh food bot serving customizable grain bowls, salads, snacks, and breakfast bowls and operates 24/7. Last week, the National Restaurant Association announced Sally the Robot has been awarded…

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Leadership, Robotics,

Sally the Robot Wins 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Business Intelligence Group announced today Sally the Robot has been named a winner in the 2019 BIG Innovation Awards. This annual business awards program recognizes the organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life. Chowbotics was honored with the award alongside top innovators such as Mastercard Labs, UBS Wealth Management, IBM, United…

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Leadership, Robotics, Uncategorized,

Sally the Robot Wins Most Innovative Product of the Year 2018

We are excited to announce that Sally the Robot has been named the Most Innovative Product of the Year by Best in Biz Awards. The organization is the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers…

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Food, Robotics,

How Will Technology Help Keep Our Food Safe?

48 Million. That’s one in 6 of us who get sick each year from foodborne illness.  Unsafe food handling practices at a local salad bar has the potential to impact hundreds. Lapses early on in the supply chain can result in harmful products landing on grocery store shelves, impacting millions. In April, Over 2 million…

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Robotics,

Makerspaces in a post-Techshop world

As you may know, Techshop used to be a hardware makerspace where inventors and tinkerers had fun fiddling with milling machines, 3D printers, laser cutters and other tools. Several hardware companies, including Square, TeaBot and Chowbotics, had our beginnings there and probably would not exist without it. The reason why I had the term “used…

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Robotics,

Robotics: Delivering The Brand Promise

This week’s guest blogger is Slaton Smith. A restaurant marketing whiz who led key programs at Arby’s, TGI Friday’s, Applebee’s and Denny’s, Slaton talks about the industry’s trend towards customization and its impact… An accomplished writer, you can find several of Slaton’s books on Amazon.   When a store turns on its lights early in the morning,…

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Robotics,

How Could Robots Impact Jobs in the Restaurant Business

We keep hearing robots are inevitable for the restaurant industry. It is difficult to hire and retain labor in many big cities and people desire several features robots provide such as better food safety, portion control, accurate calorie information, a fun user experience and 24/7 availability. How could this disruptive technology impact productivity, jobs and careers in the restaurant business? Let’s discuss….

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Food, Robotics,

Want Safe, Healthy Food? Robots can Help…

Every year, roughly 1 in 6 Americans get sick due to foodborne diseases (Source: Centers for Disease Control – CDC). 58% of domestically acquired foodborne illnesses are norovirus outbreaks, according to the CDC. Norovirus is known to cause ~60,000 hospitalizations and ~700 deaths every year, particularly among young children and older people.  Most of these outbreaks occur in food service settings like restaurants. 75%…

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