Aldi has launched a unique “special buy” which is cooked fresh by a robot inside the supermarket.

Now that’s a “special buy”.

Shoppers in Sydney can now get fresh pizza cooked by a robot while shopping at Aldi.

The pizza vending machine is launched at the supermarket’s North Sydney Corner Store.

The chic and completely unique new Aldi store opened in July last year with products you won’t find in other Aldi stores.

Today, the supermarket exclusively launched Pizzabot, an invention by start-up Bondi Placer Robotics.

The company claims it’s the first pizza vending machine to be designed and manufactured in Australia and offers top quality wood-fired pizzas cooked in just two minutes.

“We understand that our buyers are driven by quality, value and local support, and we are extremely excited about our collaboration with Pizzabot, a true Australian innovation, to deliver high quality pizza and a unique experience. , at the lowest price,” Aldi Corner Store Manager Huw Longman said.

The pizzas are priced at $8.99, but will only be available for a limited time as part of a trial. And unfortunately for pizza and Aldi lovers across the country, there are no plans for lunch pizza bot in other stores.

How the robot pizza maker works

The pizza bases are handmade and partially baked in Bondi and topped with local ingredients.

They are then cooled inside the robot and cooked at the request of a customer.

The machine can cook around 17 pizzas an hour and has a glass front so shoppers can watch the show.

Pizzabot founder Matt Lipski said the vision was to give time-poor consumers restaurant-quality pizza.

“To ensure that we bring restaurant-quality gourmet pizzas to customers of the Aldi Corner Store, we use the freshest and highest quality ingredients, including buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, gourmet salami and dough rises for 48 hours,” he said in a statement.

“Our custom oven, which reaches temperatures as high as a wood-fired oven with digital precision, ensures the perfect crispness, taste and appearance of every slice, every time.”

According to the company’s website, the goal is to launch 200 machines globally in the second half of 2023.

There are also plans to launch a cryptocurrency called “Pizzabot coin” this year.

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