Yogurt robot a sweet no-fuss treat at Robert Wood hospital

By Kent Hamaker posted 09-09-2019 09:16

Robert Wood Johnson staff can enjoy customized frozen yogurt 24/7 thanks to a sophisticated, automated unit.

 | Aug 15, 2019

Frozen yogurt is one of those healthy but delicious treats that appeals to just about everyone, except perhaps dining operators who have to keep the machinery clean and sanitary while allocating labor hours to serving it.

None of that is a problem for the in-house dining team at Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., thanks to an automated frozen yogurt “robot” installed three months ago that doles out servings of chocolate and strawberry frozen yogurt with a choice of half a dozen toppings such as chocolate and rainbow sprinkles, peanuts, M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces and Fruity Pebbles 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There are two portion sizes, and each offers a choice of two of the available toppings.

"It’s pretty much like a vending machine, but it’s the coolest thing,” enthuses Tony Almeida, RWJ’s director of food & nutrition.

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