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07/22/2022

Piestro Partners with Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop to Pilot Automated Pizzeria

Capriotti’s also intends to purchase up to 100 Piestro Pods within five years of such units being made available to the restaurant following the pilot.
Anna Wolfe
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Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop  has begun to pilot Piestro's robotic pizzeria pod in its flagship Las Vegas location. Capriotti’s also intends to purchase up to 100 Piestro Pods within five years of such units being made available to the restaurant following the pilot.

Robotics on the Rise

Capriotti’s is the latest restaurant brand to put robots to the test.  Other recent adopters include: McDonald's Slovenia is using the Bella robots to help deliver food.  Wings and Rings and competitor Wing Zone will put Flippy 2 robot to work. QSR Jack in the Boxis using robots to work the fry and drink stations. Tech innovatorChipotle is testing a Robotic Kitchen Assistant. After a successful pilot program,White Castle will add the fry flipping robot Flippy to 100 locations. 

“Piestro will be a tremendous addition to our shops and give our customers a brand-new menu category for evening and late-night eats that we didn’t have before,” said Ashley Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Capriotti’s. “During these slower blocks of the day, one pod could increase our revenue without needing to find additional team members. We’re optimistic that our initial test will be a success, and foresee Piestro becoming an integral part of our future store layouts.”

Through the integration of Piestro, Capriotti’s will be able to offer delicious pizza to its customers without the retail footprint and labor costs typically associated with producing pizza. This means Capriotti’s increases their ROI and customers pay lower prices than they would at a conventional pizzeria.

Piestro continues to see traction with investors in its crowdfunding campaign, which is currently underway on WAX