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The robo-istas are coming to the airport
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Katy McElroy
The Austin airport will make robotic coffee history next week when it opens the “first app-based, robotic, specialty coffee system installed in an airport anywhere in the world.” There are five other robotic “coffee haus” locations in the Austin area, including at Dell in Round Rock and the University of Texas. The 24/7 airport location, which will be adjacent to Gate 8, will open for business on July 17. “We are excited to partner with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Delaware North to bring connected coffee to the Austin community and its visitors. Just imagine the power and efficiency of customizing and ordering your coffee via the app as you make your way through security, then swinging by Briggo on the way to your gate without missing a beat. No more guesswork, no more long lines,” said Kevin Nater, CEO of Briggo, in a press release. “We had such an amazing response to the connected coffee experience at this year’s SXSW Festival, and we expect an even greater global demand once we’re operating inside Austin’s airport at all hours of the day, every day of the year. We’re proud to call Austin home, where we build and operate all of our Coffee Hauses, and we expect to continue to add jobs and build our footprint here and beyond in the coming months.” The company has teamed up with Lyft to celebrate the venture: July 17 through Labor Day, any customer who purchases a Briggo beverage from the new location will be immediately eligible for a 15 percent discount on their next Lyft ride to or from the airport.
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