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MOTO partners with Picnic Works to assemble pizzas

MOTO partners with Picnic Works to assemble pizzasProvided

Seattle-based MOTO has announced a partnership with Picnic Works, a food automation company, to help the brand produce a higher volume of artisan craft pizza, according to a press release.

"The Picnic Pizza Station isn't a vending machine that just makes one kind of pizza. We work with chefs to optimize for their recipes – so they get the exact result they want with each and every pizza," Scott Erickson, CMO of Picnic, said in the release. "We're intrigued by the vision of MOTO and how they are using technology to enhance an already incredible customer experience. We can't wait to grow together and help bring this mouth-watering pizza to diners in Seattle and beyond."

MOTO, a pan-style pizzeria, has toppings ranging from classic cheese and pepperoni to Filipino pork belly, fresh Dungeness crab and more.

"MOTO was founded on the notion that our food should be nutritious and sourced near us to deliver the highest quality meal," Lee Kindell, founder of MOTO, said in the press release. "With more and more people desperate to get their hands on creative concepts like our MR PIG and KISSD pizzas, we're looking forward to Picnic helping us produce a higher volume of the peculiar pizza Seattle desires, without any sacrifice to taste."

The Picnic Pizza Station can assemble up to 100 pizzas per hour, is autonomous and is completely customizable for each order. After loading the crust, the station takes care of applying all the topping, sauce, cheese, fresh-cut pepperoni or others. The finished pizzas are then put in the kitchen's ovens for baking.

MOTO is expanding with three new restaurants in the Seattle area in 2022 with hopes to soon expand beyond the Pacific Northwest.

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