A brand new automated robotic smoothie kiosk, operated by Sodexo, opens this month at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA providing refreshing Jamba-inspired smoothies to workers, sufferers, and guests 24/7
ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Jamba®, a world life-style model serving on-the-go freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, bowls and bites, and Blendid®, a robotic meals service options chief, broaden their Jamba by Blendid autonomous robotic kiosk portfolio to the healthcare trade with the pilot kiosk opening at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. The 8 by 8-foot kiosk permits workers, sufferers and guests to get pleasure from Jamba-inspired, freshly made smoothie choices by way of a totally contactless, robotic combine grasp.
“We’re excited to broaden the attain of our Jamba by Blendid smoothie kiosks to the healthcare trade,” stated Geoff Henry, President of Jamba. “Blendid’s know-how has created a brand new venue sort for our model, enabling us to extend accessibility to present and new Jamba followers. Moreover, we’re proud to have the chance to offer healthcare employees with a refreshing and scrumptious snacking possibility – out there to them 24/7 regardless of once they’re on the clock.”
The Jamba by Blendid kiosk at Grady Memorial Hospital, the tenth largest public hospital in the USA, is accessible to sufferers, workers and guests 24-hours a day, seven days every week. Leveraging Blendid’s contactless meals automation platform, foodOS®, a patented machine studying, robotics, and synthetic intelligence-enabled system, Jamba by Blendid kiosks present a contemporary and scrumptious meals possibility, which is one thing many hospitals and healthcare services lack.
From a Tropical Delight or Inexperienced Dream to a Choco Energy, kiosk customers can customise their smoothies by adjusting ingredient portions or including boosts and order their good mix straight via the Blendid App and may even schedule a pick-up time upfront. Smoothies might be made in beneath three minutes because the robotic smoothie kiosk could make 9 smoothies concurrently and as much as 45 customized blends in a single hour.
“Well being-conscious shoppers crave fast, contemporary and nutritious meals choices in any respect hours, and providing scrumptious, made-to-order smoothies for hospital workers, sufferers and guests was a pure step in our enlargement,” stated Vipin Jain, CEO and co-founder of Blendid. “As we develop our presence throughout the USA, we wish to make Jamba by Blendid smoothie kiosks a normal possibility for meals service operators to allow them to preserve tempo with altering shopper wants – offering a fast and straightforward method to make contactless, personalised, contemporary smoothies out there any day at any time.”
The Jamba by Blendid kiosk location at Grady Memorial Hospital is operated by Sodexo, a frontrunner in high quality, multichannel and versatile meals experiences. This opening marks the second time Jamba and Blendid have teamed up with Sodexo for a Jamba by Blendid location. The primary opened earlier this 12 months at Georgia Faculty & State College.
“We have seen rising demand for contemporary, custom-made, contactless meals choices and are dedicated to offering progressive eating options. Providing a brand new method to get pleasure from made-to-order, freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies via contactless and customised ordering, Jamba by Blendid kiosks elevate the meals service expertise,” stated Dyiesha Kerr, normal supervisor at Sodexo. “Based mostly on our expertise launching our first kiosk at a university campus, we’re assured that the Jamba by Blendid robotic kiosk will develop into a welcomed addition to Grady Memorial Hospital and a coveted on-the-go, 24/7 meals possibility.”
Grady Memorial Hospital’s Jamba by Blendid smoothie kiosk is situated contained in the hospital’s cafeteria.
Jamba by Blendid presently has a complete of eight working kiosk places throughout the nation with presence in a wide range of non-traditional venue sorts together with purchasing facilities, schools and college campuses, journey facilities and now hospitals.
Sunnyvale-based Blendid is revolutionizing the way forward for meals service with its proprietary meals automation platform (foodOS®), which effectively and safely prepares and serves a spread of wholesome, contemporary, and scrumptious meals. A pioneer of the way forward for meals service, Blendid’s first idea out there is an autonomous, contactless kiosk that makes use of robotics, machine imaginative and prescient, synthetic intelligence, and wholesome components to create scrumptious smoothies which can be custom-made to fulfill the distinctive well being and dietary preferences of every shopper. Based in 2015 by seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Vipin Jain, Venki Avalur, and Vijay Dodd, Blendid is enhancing the patron expertise by providing protected, cost-effective, and personalised meals on-demand, whereas additionally lowering complexities and prices for the operators. Go to https://www.blendid.com/ for extra data.
Jamba is the worldwide life-style model chief serving on-the-go freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, made-to-order bowls, fresh-squeezed juices and photographs, boosts and bites. Jamba has greater than 800 places working in 36 U.S. states, in addition to the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Japan. For extra data and to remain related, observe @JambaJuice on Twitter and Instagram or go to jamba.com.
About Sodexo North America
Sodexo North America is a part of a world, Fortune 500 firm with a presence in 55 international locations. Sodexo offers high quality, multichannel and versatile meals experiences, but in addition designs enticing and inclusive workplaces and shared areas, manages and maintains infrastructure in a protected and environmentally pleasant method, provides personalised assist for sufferers or college students and even creates applications fostering worker engagement. The corporate employs 90,066 folks at 1000’s of web sites in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam, and not directly helps tens of 1000’s of extra jobs via its annual purchases of $20B in items and providers from small to massive companies. Sodexo North America is dedicated to specializing in tangible on a regular basis gestures and actions via its built-in providers to create a greater day-after-day for everybody and construct a greater life for all.
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