Hamburger Vending Machine Launches Nationally

The robotic burger maker doles out piping hot patties in six minutes.

March 30, 2022

RoboBurger Hamburger Vending Machine

JERSEY CITY, N.J.—A fully autonomous robotic burger machine has launched at a mall in Jersey City, New Jersey and soon will expand to airports, malls, colleges, offices, factories and military bases across the U.S., according to a news release. The machine, called RoboBurger, cooks freshly grilled burgers from scratch.

"I started RoboBurger in my garage 17 years ago, and now there couldn't be a better time to bring it to life and have everyone experience it," said Audley Wilson, RoboBurger co-founder and CEO. "RoboBurger gives everyone freshly grilled, delicious burgers while ensuring a safe, contactless experience. RoboBurger always comes out piping hot and is never pre-cooked and kept warm."

RoboBurger is self-operating, designed to include all the processes of a restaurant. It measures 12 square feet, plugs into a traditional wall socket, has a refrigerator, an automated griddle and cleaning system.

The robot uses a five-step cooking process. The robo-chef grills the patty, toasts the bun, dispenses the selected condiments, assembles the burger and delivers it hot in about six minutes for $6.99.

RoboBurger is the first hot food vending machine approved at the gold food standard for safety by the National Sanitary Foundation at the standard NSF/ANSI 25, the company says.

Last month, an ALDI Corner Store in North Sydney, Australia, launched Pizzabot, a robotic vending machine that serves restaurant-grade pizza in two minutes. In collaboration with Bondi startup Placer Robotics, the robot pizza maker can cook 450 pizzas a day (or about 17 pizzas an hour. To ensure quality, the pizza bases are handmade and partially cooked in Bondi and topped with premium local ingredients. The pizzas are then chilled in Pizzabot’s precision temperature controller. Pizzabot’s pepperoni and Italiana pizzas are priced from $8.99.

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