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Picnic is accepting pre-orders from U.S. customers for its Picnic Pizza System. The solution is designed to automate the pizza production process, including the placement of pizza sauce and toppings.
The Picnic Pizza System is available in a “robots-as-a-service” (RaaS) business model, at a monthly subscription pricing between $3,500-$5,000 depending on the configuration and production volumes. Picnic will manufacture and install existing customer orders through 2021 and new system orders will begin to ship in 2022.
The system uses any restaurant’s existing menu and assists operators in making up to 100 pizzas per hour. The pricing model includes free delivery and installation, requires minimal training, and is available to businesses of any size. Through the Picnic RaaS subscription model, the system requires no upfront costs, includes free on-site maintenance checks, and is monitored 24/7 for maximum uptime.
“This is a huge milestone for Picnic, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce commercial availability,” said Clayton Wood, CEO of Picnic. “The team has been working tirelessly with customers and strategic partners over the past year to fine tune the Picnic Pizza System. We’re very proud of the solution that we have created. The validation we’ve received from industry partners and customers reaffirms the need for kitchen automation solutions like ours, and we are looking forward to an excellent year ahead.”
The solution has been recognized with recent awards including the prestigious National Restaurant Association Kitchen Innovations 2021 Award and inclusion in The FoodTech 500 2020. Picnic has continually been recognized by industry partners and customers for unique solutions to real-world challenges such as staffing shortages, food waste, and elevated hygiene standards.