Mayo Clinic Hospital Has Salad-Making Robots

  September 28, 2020

By Cathy Jakicic

Employees and visitors at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn., are getting fresh salads made by a robot, according to Food Management.

The four Fresh Food Robots are particularly popular with late-night workers and those missing the retail café’s salad bar, the article said.

Another pandemic-spurred food service project, according to a Food Management slide show, is a live-streaming video series that  offers residents at Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina at Summerville a virtual cooking demo experience starring the Cura Hospitality chef who oversees dining at their campus.

A recent survey from Food Management showed that 45 percent of healthcare foodservice operators are “cautiously optimistic; expect our operation to come through this stronger than ever.” The largest group, 55 percent of healthcare operators, are “worried, but fairly confident our operation will get through this in one piece.”

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.


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