Now Cuisine

Serving quality food anywhere with robotic kiosks
Dallas and Austin, Texas

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Problem statement

In too many locations, good food is hard to find. People typically must drive to a restaurant, or pay up to double and wait up to an hour for delivery of meals which have often degraded in transit. Alternatively, people eat whatever is at hand, whether healthy or not. The status quo is not merely eco-unfriendly and unprofitable to delivery companies: Poor nutrition leads to a wide variety of health problems.

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Milestones

March 2023

The first patent from our comprehensive patent portfolio was issued

Our first U.S. patent was issued. Within our extensive portfolio we have additional pending U.S. nonprovisional patents and foreign filings.

December 2022

We received $5.4M in commitments from a $750M customer

We received a $2.6M purchase order covering our revenues for the first 2 years of operation, a term sheet for a $2.8M convertible note, and we signed with a strategic foodservice partner that will handle all food-related operations (e.g., production, restocking logistics)

July 2022

We signed an LOI with a 9000-property hotel chain for a 22-kiosk pilot

A major hotel chain with some 9000 properties signed an LOI to pilot 20 of our kiosks in hotels and two in corporate locations including headquarters.

September 2021

We announced a strategic partnership with Freebirds World Burrito

Freebirds World Burrito (the #2 Texas burrito chain after Chipotle) and Now Cuisine announced a strategic partnership (including Freebirds' CEO joining the company Advisory Board), which led to a number of articles in top restaurant industry publications:

https://www.nrn.com/delivery-takeout-solutions/freebirds-partners-now-cuisine-robot-burrito-kiosks

https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/technology/freebirds-turns-burrito-bowl-robots-expansion

https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/freebirds-world-burrito-testing-robotic-takeout-stations

https://www.fastcasual.com/news/freebirds-adds-techs-to-enhance-employee-engagement-deploys-robotics-in-kitchens/

https://www.food-management.com/technology/5-tech-things-burrito-chain-plans-ai-based-kiosk-units-commercial-sites

There was also an NBC TV segment and several Texas-focused technology articles:

https://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/the-scene/robots-to-deliver-freebirds-burritos/2743310/

https://dallasinnovates.com/freebirds-partners-with-dallas-based-now-cuisine-for-burrito-bowl-robot-kiosks/

https://dallasinnovates.com/dallas-startup-now-cuisine-launches-beta-of-its-fully-automated-robotic-takeout-stations/

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/inno/stories/news/2021/09/24/now-cuisine-adam-cohen.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/inno/stories/news/2021/09/24/now-cuisine-adam-cohen.html

https://www.austinchronicle.com/food/2022-01-14/automation-is-the-future-of-food-and-the-future-is-now/

We also received additional coverage:

https://www.ottomate.news/p/here-are-three-startups-chipotles

https://www.ottomate.news/p/a-q-and-a-with-chas-studor-founder?utm_source=url&s=r (full article for subscribers only )

https://thespoon.tech/after-almost-40-years-adam-lloyd-cohen-is-bringing-his-vision-for-food-robots-to-life/

https://thespoon.tech/podcast-building-food-robots-with-now-cuisines-adam-lloyd-cohen/

https://restauranttechnologyguys.com/147-restaurant-technology-guys-podcast-ep-147-now-cuisine-adam-cohen/

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