Love pizza, but hate the wait? Meet Piestro, an artisan pizza vending machine. The company just announced that it is partnering with PopID, the facial recognition payment company, to offer consumers a faster, easier and safer way to pay using their face. This innovative cooking system is compatible with customizable recipes and stocked with the finest ingredients to produce a pizza that matches the artisanal flavor and ideal texture of local pizza classics in just three minutes.
Let’s face it, most of us throw out pizza boxes after we’re done eating the pie, but Pizza Hut may change that with their latest limited edition offering. They’re calling this campaign “Newstalgia,” and it puts a modern twist on celebrating all the things people love and associate with the PAC-MAN brand and iconic Pizza Hut pizzas. Those who managed to snag one of these boxes can play an augmented reality version of the game printed directly on the packaging.
Black Sheep Custom Cakes, Mike Elder (the original record holder of the fastest edible vehicle), and world champion race driver, Michael Andretti, teamed up to create the world’s fastest edible car to celebrate ilani (USA) opening their one-million-square-foot parking structure. To ensure the maximum chance of success, the team of nine decided to make two cake cars, led by Elder, over 46 hours, or to be more specific, a total of 414 man hours.
Israel-based Aleph Farms and its research partner at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have created the world’s first 3D-printed rib eye steak. The team used a special three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology and natural building blocks of meat, which are essentially real cow cells, without genetic engineering and immortalization. This 3D bioprinting technology actually prints living cells that are then incubated to grow, differentiate, and interact, in order to acquire the texture and qualities of a real meat.
Pudu Robotics’ BellaBot made its debut at a Sushi Island restaurant in Canada, and so far, it’s been a major hit with the patrons. This innovative robot is capable of easily moving, orienting, and navigating all by itself in highly dynamic and crowded environments. It comes equipped with induction trays that enable it to deliver food to 3-4 tables at a time. When it arrives at a table, a light strip beside the tray starts to flash, reminding the customers to pick up the food.