Blendid has received a strategic investment from Focus Brands (parent of Jamba) as Blendid looks to scale up its manufacturing and operations to bring Jamba by Blendid kiosks to locations nationwide.

Blendid also already has over two years of public operational experience in universities and select Walmart locations and has served over 45K smoothies.

Fast Casual*
Fast Food*
Managed Cafeteria*
* Annualized gross food sales

Healthy Eating Is Expensive for Consumers and Operators

People generally want to eat healthy, but it’s challenging to get affordable, delicious, healthy food on the go. That’s because healthy food is usually either unavailable where and when consumers need it, too expensive, or not in line with their taste preferences.
Operators face their own set of challenges, including rising food costs, hiring challenges and wage increases, and increased demand for healthy, affordable food. Covid-19 has exacerbated these issues and added additional pressures, including the need for contactless ordering, assembly, and delivery.

That’s where Blendid comes in. Our compact, accessible robotic food kiosk is designed to…

Give consumers fresh, healthy, and personalized food options on the go

Provide consumers with a contactless, safe, and all-digital experience

Empower operators to meet consumer demand for fast, healthy, affordable food options with greater consistency and lower overhead than traditional food service models

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Are Changing  the Way We Live in a Post-Pandemic World.

COVID has accelerated the adoption of automation in the food service industry, creating a massive opportunity for food technology platforms

Attractive margins for operators

With Blendid’s low operational costs, an operator can expect to achieve significantly wider margins compared to a traditional food service model.


How it works

Healthy, fresh, and delicious food created with culinary excellence, delivered with precision and consistency, to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Fresh Food Access. Automation. AI. All At A Blendid Kiosk Near You

Blendid’s autonomous robotic smoothie kiosk is the first product in a line of future platforms that may include food such as soups, bowls, salads, and more. Blendid is democratizing the accessibility of fresh food! It’s more than a robot - it’s foodOS™

Meet the nervous system powered by artificial intelligence for fully automated food preparation onsite and in cloud kitchens.

That’s why we created Blendid, an autonomous, robotic food kiosk that uses advanced technology – including robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence – to prepare and serve healthy and delicious food customized to your preferences.

Blendid’s foodOS™Features

Blendid’s AI engine continuously learns and adapts to consumer preferences to make the perfect recipe every time.
Blendid has 10 patents Granted or in process in software-based food preparation and cloud-driven distributed IOT management.
Our Restaurant Management System™ provides a full suite
of tools (provisioning, change management, inventory management, remote monitoring, troubleshooting, analytics) to manage and operate food service remotely.
Our vision algorithms learn and adapt to recognize ingredients, recipes, and levels. Continuous calibration ensures that errors are eliminated.
Blendid is making great food not just accessible but available 24/7 with its fully autonomous robotic kiosks.

Blendid has partnered with Jamba, Walmart, and others…


Blendid has already seen impressive adoption in current locations and they’re just getting started.

Blendid has over two years of public operating experience in major retail locations and college campuses, with discussions underway for fitness centers, supermarkets and hospital locations.

On a Mission to Make Healthy Eating Accessible Through Automation

Blendid is transforming how and what we eat, one robotic kiosk at a time.

Many of us strive to eat healthier, especially when on-the-go, but getting access to food that fits our unique health needs and our individual taste preferences is hard.

  • That’s why we created Blendid, an autonomous, robotic food kiosk that uses advanced technology – including robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence – to prepare and serve healthy and delicious food customized to your preferences.

Meet The Team

Vipin Jain

Co-founder & CEO

VP Barnes & Noble Nook Media, 
Co-founder & CEO Retrevo, 
Co-founder Telseon IP, 
MS Physics BITS

Kristen Rasmussen

Executive Chef & Nutritionist

Founder Rooted Food, Food Science Adjunct faculty UC Berkeley & Nordic Food Lab & Culinary Institute America

Covahne Michaels

VP, Marketing

Dir eComm Strategy, Innovation, Brand Management J.M Smucker, Del Monte, Kraft Foods, MBA Tuck at Dartmouth

Venki Ayalur

Co-founder & CTO

Software Lead Barnes & Noble Nook, Motorola Engineering, MBA Kellogg, MS Compure Science Northern Ilinois

Carrie Sams

Business Development Lead

VP Business Development Blaze Pizza, Sr Director Domestic Development, Jamba Juice, Director CMI Marketing

Shirish Joshi

VP, Manufacturing Operations

Founder Amphion, VP Manufacturing Operations Kaptivo, littlebits, Pluribus Networks, MS Industrial Eng URI

Vijay Dodd

Co-founder & VP, Engineering

HW & SW Engineering Dir Barnes 
& Noble Nook, Engineer Dir Palm, 
Masters of Tech in Systems & Controls

Richard O’Brien

VP, Retail Operations

Dir Purchasing The Melt, Dir Supply Chain Specialty’s, Supply Chain & Operations Jamba Juice

Ram Nagarajan

VP, Business Operations

Co-founder SmarterD, Sales & Partnerships Barnes & Noble Nook, Netflix, MS Electrical Engineering MIT

Experienced Investors and Advisors

James D White

Board member Panera, former CEO & Chairman Jamba Juice, SVP Safeway & Gillette, Nestle

Maisie Ganzler

Chief Strategy & Brand Officer Bon Appetit Management Company

Eric Benhamou

Founder & General Partner Benhamou Global Partners, former CEO & Chairman 3COM

Michelle Gloeckler

Board Member BJs, former EVP Walmart, VP Hershey’s

Cody Rose

VP Product, Resy (Amex Dining), former VP Guest Experience Chipotle

Gary Bradski

Creator and Founder of OpenCV, Consulting Prof @ Stanford