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RoboBurger's Vending Machine Launches Nationally

Specialty Food Association

RoboBurger, the first fully-autonomous robotic burger chef, has launched its first unit at the Newport Centre in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The vending unit is an artificially intelligent, self-operating, patented kitchen design. It measures 12 square feet, plugs into a traditional wall socket, has a refrigerator, an automated griddle, and cleaning system. It 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, according to RoboBurger.

"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, in a statement. "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."

The robot uses a five-step cooking process similar to what chefs use in quick-service restaurants. It grills the patty, toasts the bun, dispenses the selected condiments, assembles the burger, and delivers it hot in about six minutes, for $6.99.

The units will soon be heading to airports, malls, colleges, offices, factories, and military bases across the country.

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