Adam Lloyd Cohen built the beta version of a robotic meal-making machine in his garage.
Cohen is your textbook problem solver. He’s always thought that having takeout stations in apartment buildings and condos would appeal to residents looking to grab a quick breakfast en route to work. Or, needing a quick, easy dinner to replace cooking after a long day of work.
So he decided to make something on his own that could fill what he saw as a demand.
That entrepreneurial hustle is evident in the way Cohen has launched his business. Not only did he literally build the ‘takeout station’ in his garage, but he iterated the prototype to fix things as they arose.
For instance: His garage door was replaced with French doors, but the machine was too tall to go through them. A couple of modifications later and the problem was no more. (Henry Ford actually had a similar problem, Cohen says, so he’s in good company).
Cohen then founded Now Cuisine in 2018, a Dallas-based startup meant to develop, own, and operate a network of those takeout stations. The miniaturized, fully-automated robotic kitchens can be distributed practically anywhere to provide healthy, fresh, restaurant-quality meals around the clock.
This week, Cohen launched a beta program, with one of the locations being Venture X Uptown, to begin offering grain bowls to passersby. Over the next two weeks, he expects to successfully conclude beta and begin raising a seed funding…