Everyone and everything is embracing technology! Restaurants around the world are no exception! To cater to the demands of new generation customers, some restaurants are trying out things differently in delivering unique and innovative theme-based dining experiences and entertainment.
Raised €10 million of Series A funding!
In this regard, Pazzi is the world’s first autonomous restaurant, with pizzaiolo robots cooking the finest ingredients right before your eyes.
Based out of Montévrain, France, Pazzi has raised €10 million of Series A funding led by the Singaporean investment fund Qualgro along with the French fund Eutopia, and existing investors Partech and Daphni.
Philippe Goldman, CEO of PAZZI, said:
“It’s in the image of our team and the crazy bet invested in research for 6 years, concretized in particular by five patents. The objective is now to conquer not only the global fast food market estimated at €900 billion by creating a European champion but also to fight junk food while meeting the structural challenges of the sector. Pazzi’s mission is to put technology and robotics at the service of taste and healthier food.”
Concentrate on R&D!
The company is planning to utilise the fund to accelerate its technological development by growing its R&D teams and industrial partnerships for the manufacturer of the next robots. Pazzi, which means crazy in Italian, was founded in 2017 by Sébastien Roverso and Cyrill Hamon.
Working with the 3-time world champion of pizza
Notably, the company will open its first restaurant in the Paris region in September at the Val d’Europe shopping centre. Right now, the company employs 15 people who have been working with chef Thierry Graffagnino, a 3-time world champion of pizza, who signed the dough and recipes for pizzas.
100 pizzas per hour!
In here, the engineers have taught robots to replicate the movement of pizza makers. According to the company claims, its robots could produce 100 pizzas per hour.
In the future, the company wants to open a chain of restaurants in places train stations, airports, shopping centres, campuses, etc.
Heang Chhor, founder of Qualgro VC, said:
The autonomous restaurant concept offered by Pazzi is meeting a growing demand from consumers across the world for fast, qualitative and affordable food options. Its user-friendly digital tools and exciting robotics add to the overall great consumer experience. We are convinced that this concept could be rapidly scaled and implemented in big cities across the USA, Europe and Asia. We are very happy and proud to support the Pazzi team and their disruptive concept and technology in their international expansion.
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