A pizza being built by a Picnic Pizza System. (GeekWire File Photo)

Seattle-based food automation startup Picnic added an additional $4.2 million in funding to a Series A round that previously raised $16.3 million, the company’s CEO announced this week.

Clayton Wood said in a LinkedIn post that the cash will be used to grow and expand Picnic’s team of experts and commercial operations.

The food-automation company has been perfecting its pizza-making robot, called the Picnic Pizza System, and has attracted interest and new partnerships with Orion Land Mark, Seattle’s Ethan Stowell Restaurants, National Service Cooperative, and Baseline Hardware.

Wood told GeekWire that Picnic is in late-stage conversation with a wide variety of customers interested in a differentiated and customizable kitchen solution.

“We’ve been very busy in 2021 working on system enhancements and are very excited about our progress,” Wood said. “We’re continuing to receive incredible endorsements from the foodservice industry, media, and customers from around the world. We are preparing to install with additional customers today and have several unannounced relationships with significant pizza brands that we plan to share in 2021.”

The Picnic Pizza System is a pizza-assembly machine on which a single employee can churn out up to 100 12-inch …read more

Source:: GeekWire


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