If you love robots and pizza, then you might be in luck. A new start-up named Piestro has launched an attempt to raise $2 million in seed capital via equity crowdfunding site StartEngine The company is producing a standalone, fully integrated and automated pizzeria that can complete the whole pizza making and dispensing process on its own.
Piestro’s pizzeria robot can be uploaded with customizable recipes and stocked with the best ingredients to produce a restaurant quality pizza. The best part is that the pizza can be made in under three minutes while the customer watches the whole process. Customers can order and customize their pizza either in person or by using an app.
Robot Pizzeria Can Run Around the Clock
The automated pizzeria can run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Piestro requires no labor to operate as it is fully automated, and only needs a part-time employee to service and refill ingredients periodically.
“Targeting a final cold-to-cook capability based on advanced robotics, precise dispensing, and temperature sensors, Piestro is tapping into cutting edge technology to quickly produce top quality pizzas. Piestro utilizes a complex temperature isolation system that keeps the toppings and dough at proper temperatures from the heat of the oven located below. Future versions of Piestro will also make use of dual heating element ovens to quickly produce perfectly cooked pizzas,” said the company in a press release.
Piestro Automated Pizzeria in Public Spaces or Door to Door
The company plans to bring their automated pizzeria to public spaces – including apartment complexes, hospitals, office buildings and school dorms, as well as local hotspots for entertainment. They also hope to partner with delivery services for customers who want to order through an app and have the pizza delivered directly to their door.
“Piestro will have its own branded recipe and standalone pizzeria. For restaurants looking to increase their visibility and bring their menus closer to the public without the added infrastructure, labor and delivery service costs, Piestro provides a brandable “Powered by Piestro” pizzeria option to expand their business at a fraction of the cost,” said the press release.
Piestro is backed by lead investor, Wavemaker Partners, a global Venture Capital fund with $400M AUM and Wavemaker Labs, a food automation focused venture studio. The company features a seasoned team of food and robotics expertise made up of executives and founders from Miso Robotics, Kitchen United, SBE Entertainment Group, Graze Autonomous Mowers, and Wolfgang Puck.