DoorDash has struck a deal for Chowbotics, the tech company known for Sally, its salad-making robot.
The Wall Street Journal announced the news yesterday. Terms were not disclosed.
DoorDash Inc. said it is acquiring robotics company Chowbotics, signaling increased interest in automating food production when ordering in is at an all-time high, reported the Journal.
Sally offers thousands of custom meal and snack options from any combination of up to 22 ingredients, in addition to chef-crafted, pre-programmed bowls.
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