EatWave Vending of San Diego, Calif. announced the official launch of the EatWave, a patent pending, fully automated and refrigerated vending machine with an internal microwave cooking unit. According to the company, EatWave is capable of quickly heating (in about a minute or less) vending pre-packaged hot food items as well as vending a variety of snacks, cold food and cold drink items to serve a complete meal all from the same machine.
EatWave is debuting this week, Nov. 8 to 9 at the Association of California School Administrators (ASCA) Leadership Summit 2012 in Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, Calif. Additionally, EatWave will be immediately available in select countries worldwide.
“EatWave allows vending operators and locations to conserve space and energy by replacing multiple vending machines with our single hot and cold design,” said Andrew Preston, CEO of EatWave Vending, in a prepared statement. “EatWave is perfect for office break-rooms, hotels, schools, airports and other locations wanting to offer a complete meal for people on the go looking to grab a quick bite.”
“I always look for unique vending technology to increase my operating efficiency and profitability” said Billy Mandile, CEO of Champion Vending, a New York based vending operator. “I’ve been operating EatWave machines in my field locations for many months. They have worked reliably and have generated substantial revenue. More importantly, my location owners are impressed with the ability to provide their customers and employees with hot food items along with snacks and drinks.”
EatWave’s patent pending internal design with microwave cooking unit is built on a standard vending machine chassis which utilizes a gravity delivery system. The built-in cooking unit establishes a high level of cleanliness by replacing stand-alone microwave ovens in the vending area and the patent pending Precision Cooking Technology™ cooks hot food items more precisely than a typical microwave.
The glass front of EatWave showcases the food and drink brands stocked in the vending. EatWave is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Energy Star rated. Optional VENDCheck software allows for online remote monitoring of machine data and inventory through Ethernet communications.