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RoboBurger: $10M funding for world’s first robot burger in a box

Image credits: RoboBurger

Food robotics is growing by leaps and bounds, we have already seen cooking robots by Karakuri and Bolk from UK and Europe, and now RoboBurger Inc, a New Jersey-based maker of the first robot burger vending machine is in the news. The startup has secured $10 million in seed 2 funding via a partnership with private equity firm Promethean Investments.

The funding will allow RoboBurger Inc, which grills, toasts, adds condiments, and assembles a burger in four minutes, to grow and scale production of RoboBurger Mark 2 units.

Michael Burt, founding partner at Promethean LLP, comments, “To plagiarise Bill Gates we believe Roboburger & its food combinations will make the world pretty fantastic compared to today. Audley and his team have delivered a remarkable (delicious) product with patented solutions, addressing the challenges of grilling fresh food in a Robotic vending machine. Promethean believes that Roboburger and their focus on automation and robotics are the solutions to deal with the labor availability, cost, and inflation challenges we see in hospitality & food production today. We look forward to helping take Roboburger global”.

Autonomous burger vending robot

Founded in 2019 by Audley Wilson, Dan Braido, and Andy Siegel, RoboBurger Inc is the maker of RoboBurger: the world’s first fully-autonomous burger vending robot that cooks and assembles restaurant-quality burgers.

“We have received an overwhelming amount of interest from around the world. This new round of funding will allow us to rapidly scale up and keep up with the incredible demand as we continue to roll out RoboBurger units across the US.” says Audley Wilson, the CEO of RoboBurger Inc.

The company is working with some of the largest companies in the US to help them improve their food offerings by providing people with access to freshly cooked food without having to leave the building, be it workplace, university, hospital, or transportation hub.

The company is launching its second-generation units in Pilot Flying J – Newark, one of the largest urban truck rest stop chains, a university in Queens, NY, and The Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

“Since opening our first pop-up location, we’ve gotten a lot of feedback that has helped us improve both the taste of our burgers and the time it takes to make them. Our newest units reflect these changes and customers can now get a hot, freshly grilled burger in about 4 minutes.” says Dan Braido, CTO of RoboBurger Inc.

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