We may have totally lost our car industry, most of our manufacturing has gone offshore and we struggled to make enough COVID vaccines to keep the nation safe, however, there appears no need to worry about Aussie manufacturing and ingenuity judging by a new innovation that’s just dropped at a local Sydney ALDI.
Visitors to the German discount grocer’s outlet in North Sydney can now nab themselves a freshly-cooked pizza in under two minutes and all courtesy of a vending machine.
Called ‘Pizzabot’, the machine is a local Sydney invention and can churn out your choice of a piping hot salami or Italiana pizzas for a mere $8.99!
‘Pizzabot’ can cook up to 450 restaurant-quality gourmet pizzas a day – or about 17 pizzas per hour – which are designed to eat while you do the weekly grocery shop.
The machine was designed to give time-poor consumers “quick, delicious, healthy and affordable pizzas” on the go. Check out the cheesy action below:
The pizza vending machine idea comes courtesy of Bondi start-up Placer Robotics and ‘Pizzabot’ is the first pizza vending machine to be designed and manufactured in Australia, and will debut exclusively at the Sydney store.
ALDI’s Huw Longman commented: “We are extremely excited by our collaboration with Pizzabot, a true Aussie innovation, to deliver great quality pizza and a unique experience, at the lowest price point.
“This collaboration to launch Pizzabot reflects our commitment to delighting our customers with innovation. We’re pretty confident that this will be a lunch experience for North Sydney-siders,” Longman said.
Pizzabot founder and managing director Matt Lipski added: “We use the freshest, highest quality ingredients – including buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, gourmet salami and 48-hour rise dough.
“Our custom oven, which reaches temperatures as high as a wood fired oven with digital precision, guarantees the perfect crispness, taste and look of each slice, every time.”
According to Placer Robotics’s website, the goal is to launch 200 machines globally in the second half of 2023.
There are also plans to launch a crypto coin called “Pizzabot coin” this year.