Pizza Hut teams up with Toyota for the development of the zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro. It’s a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizzas wherever it goes.
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The pizza-making truck was introduced today at Toyota’s 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show presentation.
The Tundra PIE Pro features a one-of-a-kind truck bed that has been converted into a virtual pizza factory on wheels, known as “The Kitchen.” It contains a refrigerator, a pair of computer-guided robotic arms, and a portable conveyor oven. Like the truck, all of the components in The Kitchen are powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain. From start to finish, the pizza-making process takes between six and seven minutes.
The Tundra PIE Pro is built to make pizza on the go, expand the chain’s delivery radius without compromising the quality of the pizza, and reach a broader base of fans to have oven-hot Pizza Hut pizza delivered to their doorstep.
Pizza Making Process And Delivery
When a pizza is ordered, the first robotic arm opens the refrigerator and removes the selected pizza, places it on the oven conveyor, and returns to close the refrigerator door. The pizza is then sent through a high-speed ventless oven. On the far side, a second arm removes the finished pie, places it on the cutting board, divides it into six identical slices, boxes it up, and delivers it to the customer.
Pizza Hut did not provide details on when or if the brand plans to deploy the Tundra PIE Pro, but did indicate it will be running experiments with the prototype in the very near future.
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