Industry veteran and former NAMA chairman Josh Rosenberg has joined Automated Retail Technologies under its subsidiary, Just Baked Smart Bistro, as president and chief revenue officer.
“With nearly 30 years of experience in the convenience services industry as an executive with The Coca-Cola Company, chairman and CEO of Accent Food Services, a consultant to Private Equity backed companies, and a past chair of the National Automatic Merchandising Association board of directors, Josh brings an expansive background of diverse leadership, experience, and success to the organization at a time we are seeing demand accelerate for our technology,” Ben Porter, chief executive officer, Automated Retail Technologies, said in the announcement.
“It was not long ago I would have said this chapter was closed,” Rosenberg added in the announcement. “I’ve always tried to push the envelope and be out in front of the curve. Our technology is as far out in front as it gets. The Just Baked Bistro delivers hot or cold meals to consumers within an arm’s reach. Our technology enables the industry to gain share in the hot food category. Traditionally a challenge for operators. We see an increase in total spend by driving foot traffic back to their locations for greater share of wallet bundling with beverages and snacks. It’s simply the future in which consumers will participate in the consumption of food. I wanted in and they welcomed me to the table. I am grateful to bring this to our partners.”
ART’s Just Baked Smart Bistro partners with strategic partners in the convenience services, contract foodservice, airport and restauranter markets where its kiosks are suited for institutions with workplace cafeterias or breakrooms, college campuses, hospitals, highway rest areas, entertainment venues/casinos, hospitality/hotels, airports and other high-traffic locations.
The Just Baked Smart Bistro offers fresh oven-baked foods for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, desserts, as well as healthy alternatives. The 50’ touchscreens make ordering fast and easy.