Zume Pizza (US based food portal), will be soon bringing in robots for processing pizzas. Founded by former Zynga Studio head Alex Garden, Zume wants to revolutionize the $9.7 billion pizza delivery world.
Zume is one of a growing number of food-tech firms seeking to disrupt the restaurant industry with software and robots. With the attempt of adding technology, the company is trying to shorten delivery times with software to anticipate when and what kind of pizzas customers will order.
At the moment, the startup, is using intelligent machines to grab a slice of the multibillion-dollar pizza delivery market. Inside its commercial kitchen in Mountain View, pizza dough travels down a conveyer belt where machines add the sauce, spread it and later carefully slide the uncooked pies into an 800-degree oven.
However, Zume will soon add robots to prep the dough, add cheese and toppings, take pizzas out of the oven, cut them into slices and box them for delivery.
Zume’s founders say the company doesn’t plan to eliminate any of its roughly 50 employees, but move them into new jobs as robots take over more kitchen work and the company opens new locations. Plan will be simple, from the production line assembly of the pizza to the eventual delivery, robots are the primary labor ingredient. Further, the startup plans to deploy trucks equipped with 56 ovens that can bake pizzas en route to customers, allowing them to deliver dozens of orders before returning to the kitchen.
To talk about other developments, Pizza Hut is too developing a robotic cashier in China.