Atlanta hospital tests Jamba by Blendid robotic smoothie kiosk

2023-01-12 17:47:19 302

Jamba, a provider of freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, bowls and bites, and Blendid, a robotic foodservice solutions provider, have expanded the Jamba by Blendid autonomous robotic kiosk to the healthcare industry with a pilot kiosk at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, according to a press release.

The 8-by-8-foot kiosk inside the hospital cafeteria allows staff, patients and visitors to enjoy Jamba-inspired, freshly made smoothie options via a contactless, robotic smoothie mixer.


Users can customize their smoothies by adjusting ingredient quantities and can order their blend directly through the Blendid app, where they can also schedule a pick-up time.

Smoothies can be made in under three minutes as the robotic smoothie kiosk can make nine smoothies simultaneously and up to 45 custom blends in a single hour.

The kiosk, accessible to patients, staff and visitors 24-hours a day, seven days a week, is operated by Sodexo, which also operates Jamba by Blendid at Georgia College & State University.

"We've seen rising demand for fresh, customized, contactless food options and are committed to providing innovative dining solutions," Dyiesha Kerr, general manager at Sodexo, said in the press release.

The kiosk leverages Blendid's contactless food automation platform, foodOS, a patented machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence-enabled system.