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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 from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired. Chowbotics received the silver award in the Small and Medium Business (SMB) category.


We put together this infographic to highlight key innovations our team made this year. These innovations, which are patent pending, should translate to more than 20 patents as they are reviewed and approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office.


Infographic: A look at Chowbotics in 2018


Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The 8th annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada.


Innovation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes grit and determination to make an idea a reality, and that is where the team at Chowbotics excels. Employees volunteer to help each other out and don’t mind going out of the scope of their own work to accomplish the broader goals of the company. We also enabled a “no ego” policy, which fosters a team of talented people to be uninhibited to share their ideas and out of the box solutions. The CEO, Dr. Deepak Sekar, has more than 125 issued patents to his name, loves innovation and tries to create an environment where creative people thrive.

Chef Sean

Chef Sean, Compass Group



When we told Chef Sean, Senior Executive Chef at Compass Group, about the award, he said he wasn’t surprised and stated, “We started out serving just salads, but your innovation has expanded Sally’s menu to grain bowls, fruit bowls and yogurt bowls. Sally can now do cuisines such as Latin and Mediterranean too. Sally is a food playground for me as a chef. I love it.”





“It’s a very difficult task to compare promising businesses from a variety of industries to one another. From textiles to banking, from manufacturing to security all of the entrants in Best in Biz Awards are showing such promise and the innovation is truly inspiring,” said Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen. “However, seeing as we have to pick, there are certain industries that are at an absolute tipping point and are preparing to disrupt the status quo in ways that the world has never seen. Innovations in these industries – notably internet security and online payment processing, manufacturing, and IOT – are of particular interest, not just to me, but consumers and businesses around the world. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners in Best in Biz Awards.”


For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2018-winners.



About Chowbotics
Chowbotics makes fresh food accessible with Sally, the first food-making robot in the industry. Sally’s innovative technology upgrades the salad bar experience, providing customizable salads, bowls, and snacks 24/7 in a 3’X3’ space. For more information, please visit www.chowbotics.com.


About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.