As the business world continues to navigate best practices post-pandemic, one need is emerging in the food service arena. Employers are now tasked with reimagining how employee cafeterias or food services are offered during work hours. Basil Street has gained momentum in this sector through the utilization of its automated pizza kitchens (APKs).
As a solution, Basil Street has placed five APKs in some of the largest U.S. corporate settings including Northrop Grumman in Southern California, Texas-based Daikin and an L.A.-based high-profile aerospace company. The Basil Street APKs and the impact of providing upgraded meal solutions have resulted in an overall uptick in employee satisfaction, requests for additional APK units, and inquiries from other companies looking for viable contactless meal service solutions.
“We have seen tremendous momentum since going live with our crowdfunding in October as more and more companies are discovering the undeniable solution Basil Street APKs bring to their business,” said Deglin Kenealy, CEO of Basil Street. “We are leading a revolution, stepping-up the delivery of hot, delicious food options at traditional unfulfilling vending machine locations through innovative automated pizza kitchen technology.”
Basil Street APKs can now be found in college settings, major airports, drinking establishments, truck stops and other locations. With partnerships in place with Prepango and Automated Eats, Basil Street hopes to have 500 additional APK locations by the end of 2022.
Keeping quality and convenience top priorities, Basil Street’s kiosks feature three 10-inch Italian-style thin-crust pizza offerings: four cheese, pepperoni and a pizza of the month. All of Basil Street’s pizzas are made with fresh ingredients and then flash-frozen to preserve the flavor and freshness before being cooked-to-order in about three minutes in a three-element non-microwave speed oven. The combination of the oven technology and pizza quality creates a finished product that rivals that of a high-quality pizzeria, but Basil Street delivers a brick-oven pizza in a fraction of the time.