Really, Silicon Valley, pizza is the latest problem you need to solve with robots?
“New York is full of storied mom-and-pop restaurants serving incredibly delicious pizza, with recipes handed down through generations, and this is the pizza that inspires us,” she wrote to Entrepreneur via email.
“Sadly, the majority of us can’t go and sit down to enjoy a fresh-baked pie every time we want pizza. Instead, we’ve become accustomed to ordering delivery pizza that arrives greasy, lukewarm and packed with preservatives – but it doesn’t have to be that way.”
“Second, delivery pizza is slow – it takes 45 minutes on average to get to your door. Third, the packaging is not eco-friendly because cardboard boxes come from trees. Fourth, it’s not very profitable.”
According to the company, the pizza is parbaked – the dough is cooked for 90 seconds – at the Zume Pizza headquarters before it’s transferred to the food delivery vehicle.
“At the present time, we are focused on optimizing our operation to create the very best pizza delivery experience in the world,” Collins says.
“Once we have perfected our pizza operation, we will have the ability to expand beyond pizza. In fact, our patents cover cooking all food en route.”