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Picnic Works Teams Up with Roboworx for National Rollout of Autonomous Pizza Stations

May 23, 2024

The strategic partnership ensures customer success with seamless deployment and maintenance of cutting-edge food automation technology

CHICAGO, May 23, 2024 — Seattle-based Picnic Works, Inc.,(Picnic) a global leader in food production automation, and Roboworx, a subsidiary of Administrative Resource Options Inc. (ARO), today announced a strategic collaboration to facilitate the national rollout of Picnic’s fleet of autonomous Picnic Pizza Stations. This partnership aims to enhance the efficiency and consistency of pizza production across numerous restaurant locations.


Founded in 2016, Picnic has been at the forefront of integrating technology with food service. The Picnic Pizza Station is designed to seamlessly fit into existing commercial kitchens, assembling 130+ pizzas per hour, depending on size, with precision and efficiency. Recognized as a Kitchen Innovation Winner by the National Restaurant Association, Best in Show at CES, and listed in the FoodTech 500, this innovation is set to revolutionize operations in restaurants, live event venues, convenience stores, universities, convention centers, corporate campuses, and other food service venues.


"At Picnic, our expertise in food and technology drives us to constantly innovate," said Michael Bridges, CEO of Picnic. "To ensure the seamless deployment and support of Picnic Pizza Stations across the country, we sought out a dedicated partner. Finding Roboworx, with their exceptional automation expertise, perfectly aligns with our mission to help our customers thrive."


Roboworx, dedicated to the service, support and customer success of robotics, will deploy the Picnic Pizza Stations and provide ongoing support and preventive maintenance. This collaboration ensures that the devices remain operational and efficient, allowing Picnic’s

customers to focus on their core business activities without the distraction of managing advanced robotic systems.


"In a world where robotics continually enhance our lives, the Picnic Pizza Station stands out as a truly unique and groundbreaking innovation that delivers faster, more consistent and more convenient pizza production,” said Chris McNelis, vice president of operations, Roboworx. "Our team of automation experts at Roboworx will provide 24/7 remote monitoring, preventive maintenance, and any break/fix support to ensure the Picnic Pizza Stations are working properly so Picnic’s customers can focus on running their businesses, not managing their stations. We’re all about customer success."


About Picnic

Founded in 2016 Picnic Works, Inc., (picnicworks.com), has collected an experienced team of food and technology industry veterans to develop and provide specialized intelligent robotic technology and exclusive solutions for the food service and hospitality industries. Restaurants, sports and concert venues, convenience and grocery stores, university and corporate campuses, military sites, retailers, casinos, hotels, cruise lines, catering groups, healthcare cafeterias, and ghost kitchen operators are among the many segments poised to benefit from the company’s automated food assembly platform.


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About Roboworx

Roboworx is a global leader in Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS), including robotic financing, management, operations, customer success, and support. Through Roboworx’s unique RaaS model, manufacturers can enjoy capital preservation and operational commercialization. End-customers can enjoy a high level of management, support, and oversight of their new robotic employees. These management services include implementation, daily operations, 24/7 remote monitoring, robotic fleet management, account management, break/fix support, dedicated personnel, and complete robot lifecycle management.


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