Ono Food Co. unveiled the world’s first mobile restaurant powered by robotic technology. Created by alumni from some of the most well-known companies in automation and logistics, including Instacart, Cafe X, L2F (systems integrator for Zume Pizza, Tesla, and SpaceX), and more. Ono’s robotic food truck will begin serving the greater Los Angeles community nutritious, delicious, and affordable smoothie blends for under six dollars, and prepared within 60 seconds beginning this fall.
“We’re excited to be launching our first market in our backyard, sunny Los Angeles,” says Stephen Klein, co-founder, and CEO. “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.”
While Ono’s food truck is powered by complex technology, ordering an Ono Blend is incredibly simple. Customers simply approach Ono’s ordering kiosk, place their custom order, and watch as robotic systems create their blends from scratch. Within 60 seconds, blends are ready at Ono’s pick-up area.
Unlike other dining experiences, Ono’s food truck of the future leverages advanced patent-pending robotics to remove inefficiencies in food prep to create delicious, wholesome and affordable blends within 60 seconds. Ono Blends are made with high-quality, sustainably-sourced, organic ingredients, like vegetables, fruits, seeds, nut butters, and coconut milk, designed to keep people energized and rejuvenated throughout the day. Ono’s high-quality and great tasting recipes like avocado & matcha, and mint chip greens & protein were handcrafted by Moon Juice’s former head of smoothie shops. While ingredients like these are typically only found in $15-20 dollar smoothies, Ono is able to keep blend costs at a fraction of this cost by utilizing efficient technology.
By leveraging robotic technology to make blends, Ono is able to offer consistently delicious, custom, environmentally sustainable meals to customers, whenever they want it and in the fastest way possible. Specific benefits include:
Following the initial launch, Ono will be launching an app where customers can view where the Ono Blends truck is located. Customers can place their order on their smartphone device to enjoy a personalized blend in advance. Once the individual is within a 300-foot radius of the truck, the robotic systems will initiate the order to ensure the blend is made fresh and will be ready when the customer arrives.
Ono will also serve blends in communities from Venice to Silverlake and everywhere in-between starting this fall.
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