There’s a new chef on the Hill and her name is Sally. This chef has just one specialty: salad.
Holy Cross debuted “the world’s first fresh food robot” to students, faculty and campus visitors at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year, in partnership with Silicon Valley food robotics company, Chowbotics.
Located in Hogan Campus Center’s Cool Beans coffee shop, Sally is accessible from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. weekdays during the academic year, and accepts Crusader Cash or credit cards as forms of payment. Salads cost an average of $6.75 each, depending on the ingredients selected.
About the size of an ATM, Sally the Robot gives users the option of choosing a suggested salad recipe or customize their own on the touchscreen. Inside, 22 canisters are chilled to exactly 34 degrees Fahrenheit and filled with fresh vegetables, different lettuce types, protein options (including grilled chicken) and dressings.