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Australia: Aldi launches robotic pizza vending machine, Pizzabot

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

Discount Retail Chain Aldi Australia's (German family owned) Corner Store in North Sydney has debuted a first of a kind pizza-making robot vending machine, dubbed Pizzabot.

The collaboration with Bondi startup Placer Robotics, will serve restaurant-grade pizzas in two minutes for a limited time. The vending machine is designed and manufactured in Australia.

Huw Longman, director of Aldi Corner Store commented: “We understand our shoppers are motivated by quality, value and supporting local. With Pizzabot, we deliver great quality pizza and a unique experience, at the lowest price point.”

The pizza bases are handmade and partially cooked in Bondi and topped with local ingredients and then chilled in the Pizzabot machine. The glass front of the machine will allow customers to look at the process of the pizza being cooked and packed by the robot.

Pizzabot founder and MD, Matt Lipski said: “To ensure we’re bringing restaurant-quality gourmet pizzas to the Aldi Corner Store customers, we use the freshest, highest-quality ingredients.

“Our custom oven, which reaches temperatures as high as a wood-fired oven with digital precision, guarantees the perfect crispness, taste and look of each slice, every time. Our vision was to give time-poor consumers restaurant grade pizza that is quick, delicious, healthy and affordable,” he added.

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