Pizza Vending Machine (APK) Now in Denver – Basil Street Pizza

By | July 21, 2021

From-frozen to fully cooked in unmanned operation

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From the DenverPost July 2021

New automated pizza kitchen (APK) comes to Denver.

In Brief

  • Completely vended from machine
  • Certifications in place (NSF and UL)
  • 50 rolling out this years
  • 10″ Pizza and no microwave
  • Pizza prices range from $12 to $15, purchased with a debit or credit card, Apple Pay, Android and Samsung Pay
  • Website

Excerpt:

In 2016, Deglin Kenealy, CEO of Basil Street Pizza, began the process of creating an automated pizza kitchen (APK) in California, with consistency and high-quality pies in mind. It wasn’t until his daughter went off to college that the business became personal.

“I saw this as a huge market. Where you can get a higher quality product, a better price in a much faster time frame, right?,” Kenealy said.

Basil Street Pizza’s automated kitchen in Denver is one of 50 cook-to-order pizza vending machines to roll out in the United States this year. (The company tested the machines in California and Texas in 2020.) The APK’s serve 10-inch, thin-crust pizzas, completely microwave-free.

“We’re not trying to stop you from going to your favorite pizza place,” Kenealy said, “but if you want, really, a delicious pizza in a short amount of time, we feel like we’ve really hit the nail on the head with that.”

Full article From the DenverPost July 2021