The latest in contactless dining is now available in Jersey City.
The artificially intelligent, self-operating RoboBurger — a patented kitchen designed to include all the processes of a restaurant at a fraction of the size — launched Monday with a ribbon-cutting at the Newport Centre, a Simon Mall in Jersey City.
This restaurant in miniature cooks restaurant-quality freshly grilled burgers from scratch, and it will soon be heading to airports, malls, colleges, offices, factories and military bases across the country.
Roboburger measures 12 square feet, plugs into a traditional wall socket, has a refrigerator, an automated griddle and cleaning system. The robot uses a five-step cooking process similar to what chefs use in quick service restaurants. The robo-chef grills the patty, toasts the bun, dispenses the selected condiments, assembles the burger and delivers it piping hot in about six minutes, for only $6.99.
RoboBurger is the first hot food vending machine approved at the gold food standard for safety by the National Sanitary Foundation, at the standard NSF/ANSI 25.
Headquartered in Newark, the minority-owned business is led by Partner and CEO Audley Wilson, Partner and Chief Technology Officer Dan Braido and Partner and Chief Marketing Officer Andy Siegel.
“I started RoboBurger in my garage 17 years ago, and now there couldn’t be a better time to bring it to life and have everyone experience it,” Wilson said. “RoboBurger gives everyone freshly grilled, delicious burgers — while ensuring a safe, contactless experience. RoboBurger always comes out piping hot and is never pre-cooked and kept warm.”