Ono Food to launch new robotic mobile restaurant in US

17th October 2019 (Last Updated October 17th, 2019 10:58)

US-based dining concept Ono Food is set to launch a new mobile restaurant developed using advanced robotic technology.

US-based dining concept Ono Food is set to launch a new mobile restaurant developed using advanced robotic technology.

The company designed the concept working in collaboration with alumni from various companies in automation and logistics such as Instacart, Cafe X, L2F and others.

Starting this autumn, the food truck will serve customers in the greater Los Angeles by offering smoothie blends for less than $6.

The  NSF 169 certified robotic kitchen operates on batteries and features Ono’s patent-pending automated self-cleaning blender.

Ono Food co-founder and CEO Stephen Klein said: “We’re excited to be launching our first market in our backyard, sunny Los Angeles. Fast food options usually fall into two buckets: fast, healthy, and unaffordable, or fast, unhealthy, and affordable and nothing in between.

“Combining our backgrounds in tech, automation, and culinary fine dining, we knew we could fill this void to give more people access to healthy, high-quality food.”

Customers can place orders at the Ono’s food truck by approaching the ordering kiosk, following which, the robotic system creates the smoothie blends and delivers them to the pick-up area within a minute.

The smoothies are available in a range of flavours such as avocado and matcha, and mint chip greens and protein.

In addition, the casual dining chain is planning to launch an app to allow customers to locate Ono Blends truck, as well as place orders on their smartphone.

The food truck will initiate the order once the customer is within a 300ft radius of the truck, and deliver it when he arrives.