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Media Coverages


Amazing Food Tech Innovations, From Plant-Based Shrimp to An AI Wok

Written by Rich DeMuro

August 14, 2023

Rich DeMuro visits the Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo 2023 in Anaheim, California. Mentioned: Automated drink machine from Botrista. Read full article.


Botrista CEO Says Automation Can Help Rescue Shorthanded Restaurants

Written by Eugene Demaitre

November 21, 2022

Botrista said its DrinkBot offers more sustainable beverage dispensing while freeing human restaurant staffers for customer service. Read full article.


4 ways automation helps restaurants tighten operations

Written by Sean Hsu

November 15, 2022

America's labor force endured significant disruption over the past few years, with 47 million workers quitting their jobs last year alone. Read full article.

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Automation, Marketing to Gen Z Key Themes at Restaurant Show

Written by Virginia Lee

June 6, 2022

CHICAGO – Members of the restaurant industry gathered in Chicago for the National Restaurant Association Show in late May to taste the latest in culinary trends. Major themes at the show included automation, marketing to Gen Z, and plant-based protein. Read full article.

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4 Tech Trends that Stood Out at the National Restaurant Association Show

Written by Joe Guszkowski

May 26, 2022

Smaller robots, self-delivery and more emerged during the event this week in Chicago. Read full article.

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Kitchen Innovation Award

National Restaurant Association

February 22, 2022

Botrista is considered the gold standard of foodservice equipment innovation.  Read press release.

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The Halal Guys will put drink-mixing robots in all of its restaurants

Written by Joe Guszkowski

October 27, 2021

The Middle Eastern chain will use Botrista's DrinkBot to offer premium blended beverages. Read full article.

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Botrista raises $10M for its drink-mixing robot

Written by Joe Guszkowski

June 28, 2021

Sony and equipment giant Middleby pitched in to help the company take its DrinkBot national. Read full article.


How will Benchmark change with this new era of venture capital?

Written by Lucinda Shen

June 28, 2021

The pandemic has not only reshaped tech companies—it’s also reshaping the status quo among venture capital investors. Read full article.


Equity Monday

June 28, 2021

TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Read full article.


Self-service plays key role in Ike’s Love & Sandwiches continuous growth

Written by Elliot Maras

March 3, 2021

Self-order kiosks are delivering higher sales, improved accuracy and greater efficiency for Ike's Love & Sandwich. The brand expects to hit its goal of 100 locations by year's end.  Read full article.

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