Chowbotics, Hayward, Calif., introduced Sally 2.0, the newest iteration of its fresh food robot.
The enhanced model features a larger tablet display, new user interface, wheels for increased mobility and improved servicing functions that reduce operator refill and cleaning time. Sally 2.0 also offers breakfast and snack options such as Açai bowls, fruit and yogurt bowls and more.
Sally 2.0 delivers a fully redesigned user interface that improves the way consumers make personalized or pre-loaded selections. The experience is presented on a larger 15.6-inch tablet display for a more immersive ordering and servicing experience.
Unlike a traditional salad bar or brick-and-mortar salad chain, Sally 2.0 provides the ability to seamlessly move a fresh food offering to any location. New casters with swivel and brake functionality enable operators to trial and select optimal Sally locations.
Sally 2.0 also debuted a new canister design and easier-to-use on-screen app that makes re-stocking and cleaning efficient.
New menu options include Açai bowls, yogurt bowls and snacks, plus worldly cuisines such as Mediterranean, Indian and Latin American. Sally offers thousands of custom meal and snack options from any combination of up to 22 ingredients, in addition to chef-crafted, pre-programmed bowls. Users can fine-tune the calorie total of their meal by adding or subtracting ingredients, as well as view full nutritional details for each selection. Chowbotics’s proprietary technology also reduces the risk of foodborne illness, as ingredients are kept sanitary and separate. Each of Sally’s ingredients is replenished regularly and contained within the robot, greatly reducing the potential for contamination.
This introduction follows Chowbotics closing of $11 million Series A-1 funding.