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Grocerant Guru: AI Meets Appetizers at Re-Up Convenience Stores


Technology is important
but it never replaces flavorful fresh food service fast according to Steven
Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Johnson
is your one-stop source for all things Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared
at grocery stores, convenience stores, and within the restaurant sector. Today,
we’re shining a spotlight on Re-Up, the world’s first AI-powered convenience
store chain, and their exciting partnership with Nala Robotics.

Get ready for a
revolution in convenience food! Re-Up is integrating Nala’s “The
Wingman” – an autonomous fry station powered by cutting-edge AI. This
means freshly prepared, customizable fried chicken, fries, and potentially
more, all cooked by robots and ready to satisfy your cravings in no time.

Here’s the breakdown:

Faster Service,
Fresher Food:
 Imagine ordering
your favorite fried food combo at a kiosk and having it cooked to perfection by
a tireless robotic chef. The Wingman promises both speed and consistency,
ensuring a quality experience every time.

Human-free Doesn’t
Mean Flavorless:
 Nala’s AI chefs
utilize advanced sensors, precision cooking, and machine learning to deliver
delicious results. Plus, Re-Up’s focus on healthy alternatives means you can
indulge without compromising your well-being.

 Re-Up’s already
seamless shopping experience gets even better with The Wingman. Order on-site
or integrate it with online delivery platforms for ultimate convenience.

Growth on the
 Re-Up is rapidly
expanding, with plans to add 25-30 new stores by the end of 2024 and over 200
in the coming years. The Wingman integration is a key component of their
modernization strategy, ensuring efficiency and quality around the clock.

This partnership between
Re-Up and Nala Robotics is a game-changer for the convenience store industry.
Get ready for a future where robots whip up your favorite comfort food while
you grab a healthy snack and a gallon of gas, all in one stop. Grocerant Guru
is excited to see how this unfolds!

Invite Foodservice
Solutions® to complete a Grocerant ScoreCard, or for product positioning or
placement assistance, or call our Grocerant Guru®. 
Since 1991 Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the
global leader in the Grocerant niche. Contact:
[email protected] or 253-759-7869

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