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Salad Station’s robot serves 63 meals first day at North Oaks

Salad Station’s robot serves 63 meals first day at North Oaks
Posted: Mar 5, 2019
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HAMMOND---In just her first day on the job, Sally sold 63 salads at North Oaks on Monday.

While that task may not seem extraordinary to some, Monday marked a momentous day for The Salad Station, North Oaks, and high-tech collaborator Chowbotics, the company responsible for delivering Sally and building a new enterprise between these two local businesses.

As part of a collaboration between The Salad Station and Silicon Valley-based food robotics company, Chowbotics, Louisiana’s first and only salad robot debuted at North Oaks Medical Center on Monday, March 4. Utilizing Sally the Robot’s patented technology, The Salad Station is able to expand its footprint by offering local, seasonal salads beyond its brick-and-mortar locations, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sally's creator, Chowbotics, recently announced a similar partnership with French multinational plant-based food company, Bonduelle.

Located just outside the cafeteria and available after-hours, Sally will benefit patients, visitors, and more than 2,600 North Oaks Medical Center employees, especially those who work through the night. Customers who enjoy building their own creations at The Salad Station can recreate the experience with Sally by crafting custom salads from any combination of up to 22 ingredients. Users can fine-tune the calorie total by adding or subtracting ingredients, as well as view full nutritional details for each recipe. The robot also features several pre-programmed recipes from The Salad Station including the Strawberry Spinach Salad and the Louisiana Farmer’s Salad.

The Salad Station plans to regularly sub-in seasonal ingredients, spicing up staples like spinach and roasted chicken with fruits and vegetables from local farms.

“The Salad Station is built on fresh produce and fast service,” says Scott Henderson, founder and president. “We’re excited to introduce Sally the Robot, a new and innovative way to order Louisiana’s favorite salads.”

Sally reduces the risk of foodborne illness, as ingredients are kept sanitary and separate. Each of Sally’s ingredients is replenished on a regular basis and contained within the robot, greatly reducing the potential for contamination.

“We’re thrilled to help Scott and the team at The Salad Station expand the availability of their salads beyond the store level,” says Dr. Deepak Sekar, founder and CEO of Chowbotics. “Sally will bring nourishment day and night to those visiting or working at North Oaks Medical Center as well as the Hammond community at large.”

Stop by North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond to see Sally in action!


About Chowbotics: Chowbotics makes fresh food accessible with Sally, the first robot of its kind in the industry. Sally's innovative technology provides customizable salads,bowls, and snacks 24/7 in a 3’X3’ space. For more information, please visitwww.chowbotics.com.

About The Salad Station:The Salad Station is a gourmet quick service restaurant specializing in offering guests complete customization to over 150 fresh self-serve toppings. Founded by a Louisiana farming family in 2012, The Salad Station is expanding rapidly throughout the Southeast US. For franchising information please visit www.thesaladstation.com.

About North Oaks Medical Center: North Oaks Health System is one of Louisiana's largest and most progressive community hospital organizations and is strategically based between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For more than 50 years, we have made it our mission to improve lives, every time and with every touch. Facilities in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes include an acute care hospital that serves as the region's only Level II Trauma Center, a rehabilitation hospital, two outpatient diagnostic & treatment centers, an outpatient surgery center, two outpatient rehabilitation clinics, a hospice agency and a growing physician group for primary and specialty care. Visit us at www.northoaks.org.
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