It’s likely that a vending machine comes to mind when you think of the food equivalent of an ATM. Yet, stacking mass-produced, packaged goods on top of one another is not the most fascinating thing ever. Do not fret. Such dull imagery might soon be replaced by a Chennai-based startup’s fully automated, unmanned biryani takeaway service.
The first unmanned biryani takeout location in India has been established by Bai Veetu Kalyanam, or BVK Biryani, in Kolathur. The business soon plans to open 12 other sites throughout the city.
The store in Kolathur has equipment with 32-inch touchscreens. Customers can quickly browse the BVK Biryani menu that is shown and order from it. The consumer can proceed to make the payment after choosing the delicacy they want to sample. They can either use a card or a QR code to do it.
The consumer merely needs to tap the “open door” option to pick up their packaged food once the order is ready, which only takes a few minutes.