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As the owner of a food-equipment distribution business, Will Moyer supplies global chains with innovative food service tools. In 2017, Moyer was approached by a France-based manufacturer who wanted to tell him more about an automated pizza oven, as well as the opportunity to be the North American distributor for the cutting-edge machinery. So he flew to France to check it out.
Moyer drove to the closest 'pizza vending machine' location, purchased a pizza, and immediately knew this was something special. This was the beginning of PizzaForno
A commitment was made by Will and his business partner Les Tomlin to offer North American consumers the best quality pizza, conveniently. This included flying in a French chef to perfect the recipes, securing a top-grade commissary, partnering with premium food suppliers, and opening a brand new Global Headquarters in Toronto.
In 2021, PizzaForno opened its first automated pizzeria in the United States. The town of Jackson, Michigan immediately took to the easy and delicious pizza option.
It was safe to say, PizzaForno had taken the pizza industry by storm. By 2020, PizzaForno had secured locations across the greater Toronto area, in hospitals and campuses, gas stations, resort towns and everywhere in between.
The success in Michigan led to several more locations opening across the state. Due to the overwhelming success in Michigan, PizzaForno has already commenced plans to expand to other regions in the United States, several more provinces, and Costa Rica.
Read through some of our frequently asked questions
What is PizzaForno?
PizzaForno is a revolutionary automated pizzeria (AKA pizza vending machine) that serves up fresh, artisanal pizzas in under three minutes. Accessible 24/7 at the tap of a digital screen, each pizza is made fresh by hand, with an authentic Italian approach.
How do you ensure quality?
Once a pizza is inserted into the machine, it is given a 'sell by' date for three days later. After that date, the pizza will no longer be purchasable by customers. PizzaForno automated pizzerias are regularly stocked, and older pizzas are removed once they’ve passed their three day shelf life.
When are you coming to my city?
New PizzaForno locations are announced and launched every month. New locations are dependent on several factors, most notably the licensee’s region of operation. Interested licensees are invited to fill out the Licensee Inquiry Form on our website.
What is your pizza made of?
You can find the nutrition facts of all PizzaForno varieties on our website. All locations use the same ingredients, as well as preparation methods.
How does it work?
Every PizzaForno automated pizzeria holds 70 12-inch pizzas. Once a customer places an order, a robotic arm takes their selection from the refrigerated section and moves it into our patented convection oven where it is baked. Once ready, the pizza emerges from a slot at the front of the machine for the customer to grab and enjoy!
Is the inside of the machine clean?
Pizzas do not actually touch the inside of the machine at any point of the loading, baking or serving process. Pizzas are baked while already inside their box. Both the interior and exterior of all PizzaForno automated pizzerias are cleaned regularly.
Will you add vegan or gluten-free options?
PizzaForno’s menu currently has eight different varieties, including several vegetarian options and at least one limited-time offer. Our team is always trying to find new ways to prepare and serve the highest quality pizza for our customers. Currently, we have no definite plans to serve gluten-free or vegan pizza.
What does an automated pizzeria look like?
You can find photos of most of our locations on our Instagram page, or you can request a media kit for access to publishable images. We also have a demo here on our website.
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