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Picnic Reveals Costs for Its Pizza-Making Robotics System

Picnic will offer its robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) system through a monthly subscription model with no upfront costs.

  • Pizza-making robotics leader Picnic is offering its Picnic Pizza System for a subscription price of $3,500 to $5,000 a month.
  • Picnic said it will fulfill existing orders through 2021 and start shipping new orders next year.

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Pizzeria owners and operators in the U.S. can now pre-order the new automated Picnic Pizza System from Picnic, a leader in food automation technology. In a recent press release, the company unveiled its robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) pricing structure after completing successful pilots and deployments with customers in the restaurant, hospitality, entertainment and theme park industries.

Monthly subscription pricing for the Picnic Pizza System ranges between $3,500 and $5,000, depending on configuration and production volumes. Picnic said it will manufacture and install existing customer orders through 2021, and new system orders will begin to ship in 2022.

The Picnic Pizza System is a modular and configurable pizza assembly system designed to help restaurateurs save time, money and labor through kitchen automation technology. The system uses any restaurant’s existing menu and assists operators in making up to 100 pizzas per hour with consistent results.

this photo shows the full Picnic Pizza System, a pizza-making robot

The pricing model includes free delivery and installation and requires minimal training, the company said in the press release. It’s described as “ideal for businesses of any size, from large corporations to individual-owned pizzerias.”

Through the Picnic robotics-as-a-service subscription model, the system requires no upfront costs, includes free on-site maintenance checks, and is monitored 24 hours a day for maximum uptime.

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“This is a huge milestone for Picnic, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce commercial availability,” said Picnic CEO Clayton Wood. “The team has been working tirelessly with customers and strategic partners over the past year to finetune the Picnic Pizza System. We’re very proud of the solution that we have created. The validation we’ve received from industry partners and customers reaffirms the need for kitchen automation solutions like ours, and we are looking forward to an excellent year ahead.”

Founded in 2016, Picnic has received multiple awards and industry recognition for its robotic pizza-making system, including the prestigious National Restaurant Association Kitchen Innovations 2021 Award and inclusion in The FoodTech 500 2020. The company recently announced that its Series A funding surpassed $20.5 million, further enhancing company growth and commercial operations.

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