Under the terms of the agreement, to help fuel national expansion efforts the AI technology company will custom design and install Pizzaiola at Slice Factory’s newest locations
Revolutionizing the culinary industry, the AI technology company Nala Robotics today announced it will supply Chicago-based Slice Factory with its autonomous chef, Pizzaiolaä, a multi-cuisine, voice-controlled pizza maker that also cooks pasta, burgers, wings, as well as prepares salads.
Under the terms of the agreement, to help fuel national expansion efforts the AI technology company will custom design and install Pizzaiola at Slice Factory’s newest locations. Heavily leveraging the technology of the AI technology company and automation expertise, the pizza chain, which operates 12 locations in Chicago and surrounding the suburbs, has laid out an aggressive expansion plan. The flexibility of the fully automated robot chef will be able to cook Slice Factory’s jumbo slice 28-inch and various Chicago-style stuffed pizzas, as well as serve up the restaurant chain’s popular pasta dishes and assortment of chicken wings.
“Our partnership with Slice Factory, the first of many in the pipeline, represents another important milestone for the AI technology company Nala Robotics and the adoption of our restaurant-as-a-service platform,” said cofounder and CEO Ajay Sunkara. “Our custom solution will help Slice Factory expand production to meet rising demand for the jumbo slice craze it created in the Chicagoland area, plus offer a wide variety of food options to keep customers happy, while also saving on labour costs.”
The robotic operating system monitors more than 1,200 parameters every microsecond, ranging from robot field of vision and food quality to point-of-sales to ensure efficiencies. Once a pizza order is placed, Pizzaiola will subsequently select, press and stretch the dough, add the sauce, cheese and toppings, and then cook, slice, and box the pizza based on customer preference. Scheduled for pickup at the chain’s flagship Slice Thru drive-through within a few minutes of ordering, Pizzaiola also will be able to fulfil online orders and individual jumbo slices.
“We’re known for our jumbo pizzas and jumbo slices, and this partnership with the AI technology company Nala Robotics will help us improve production exponentially as we expand locations and service areas,” said Slice Factory Founder and President Dom DiDiana, whose family moved from Naples, Italy, to Chicago in the mid-1990s and opened their first family-run Italian restaurant a few years later. “What’s really exciting is that we now have the capability to run fully autonomous pizzeria-style restaurants with lots of menu items, while keeping our family recipes consistent with the same great taste and exceptional food quality our customers have loved for many years.”
Including other appliances such as friers, grills, pasta and salad stations, the modular solution of the AI technology company gives restaurants the opportunity to choose from a variety of pizza ovens.
CIO News, a proprietary of Mercadeo, produces award-winning content and resources for IT leaders across any industry through print articles and recorded video interviews on topics in the technology sector such as Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Cloud, Robotics, Cyber-security, Data, Analytics, SOC, SASE, among other technology topics