The future of pizza is self-driving pizza ovens. It sounds ridiculous, but just imagine a pizza delivery place that has no physical store, no employees, and can deliver you a pizza in 15 minutes, fresh out of the oven.
It seems inevitable.
The sauce part isn't new https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q0vk_fKDEo
Nor is the oven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW_Maj0g8cg
Nor are dry ingredient spreaders for anything from cheese to sliced meats regularly used at an industrial scale for frozen pizza and bruschetta already.
The fact that all the components exist but aren't in common use in delivery pizza isn't due to lack of innovation in the area, more likely it's cheaper with better throughput to have the labour of 4 pizza chefs rather than the expertise to keep an assemblage of these machines running in all the local pizza places.
For the industrial and frozen segment they make perfect sense, but on the "hot" pizza side they're probably more useful in collective bargaining than anything else.
Cheese and sauce spreading utensils have been available for decades and a lot of pizzerias use them. They're especially helpful for portion control. Not so sure about pepperoni, but doesn't seem like it would be much of a challenge especially something like a slicer that cuts solid pepperoni sausages and flings the slices onto the pie.
I'd be more impressed with a robot that could flatten, spread, and toss a ball of dough, that's a bit more of an art form.
thats a shame, one of my local pizza makers used to serve dime bags with the pizza. robots cant do that :p
They have a pizza vending machine which makes and cooks a fresh pizza.
I heard years ago they were going to have these in a large theme park in Orlando, but the article didn't which mention one. Not sure if it ever happened.
Here's a video I just found of someone using one: https://youtu.be/tTLXzF5u13I
Replacing higher operational costs (from laws mandating a higher minimum wage) with a one-time capital cost. Bound to happen.
The local McDonalds now has kiosk ordering.
Hey, maybe they can either make their terrible pizza even cheaper, or maybe make less terrible pizza for the same price.
The future of Pizza is a 3D printer at home that prints out your dinner right at your dinner table.
No, make that printed directly into your stomach, via a plugin.