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From Idea to Reality: The Story of Smart Pizza's Pizza Vending Machines and Mac's Pizza

In today's fast-paced world, convenience and efficiency are key components to any successful business. This is especially true in the food industry, where customers want their meals quickly and on-the-go. Enter Smart Pizza, a revolutionary new way to distribute hot, fresh pizza 24/7.

Chef Travis Reidel, from Professional Reps' Midwest office, saw the potential of Smart Pizza and took it upon himself to bring it to the masses. When he was first given the project, he knew he needed to think outside the [pizza] box to make it a success. He turned to social media to get the word out and placed strategic posts on popular local groups, including "Chowdown Cincinnati" and "Cincinnati Bar and Restaurant".

Chef Travis and Mac Ryan

The response was overwhelmingly positive, with hundreds of likes and positive feedback. However, there was one person who found it appalling to the pizza industry. Chef Travis didn't let this deter him, and instead pointed that person to the direction of his other post. It was this persistence that led to a conversation with Mac Ryan, owner of Mac's Pizza, who was immediately intrigued by Smart Pizza.

Chef Travis provided Mac with as much information as possible, even though there weren't any machines available in the US yet. Mac saw the potential of the machine, and Chef Travis provided him with a test oven to try out his pizza. They even tested out other menu items, including a large format cookie, and the response was incredible. Mac purchased the machine a few days later, and with some supply chain issues, the machine finally arrived.

Smart Pizza is more than just a pizza vending machine. It's a fully automated, self-contained kitchen that can heat freshly made product and distribute hot, fresh pizza 24/7. The machine has two test ovens, plus robotics and a refrigeration locker system. It can hold up to 96 pizzas and can make a fresh pizza in just three minutes. The user interface is user-friendly and allows for easy customization of toppings and sauces. This machine is designed to produce the same quality of pizza as in restaurants, it is the only machine on the market with a deck oven. For a continuity of service and a preserved taste!

Chef Travis's persistence and creativity paid off, and now Mac's Pizza is one of the first locations in the US to have a Smart Pizza machine. This success has led to more interest in Smart Pizza, and Chef Travis is excited to see where this will take him in 2023.

In Chef Travis's own words, "I knew I had to try another strategy, and that was with social media. Persistence is key when trying to sell something new and innovative. I'm thrilled that Mac saw the potential in Smart Pizza, and I can't wait to see where this takes us in the future."

So, next time you're in Cincinnati, be sure to stop into Mac's Pizza Pub to meet the visionary and pizza mastermind behind this futuristic pizza operation!

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