DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer's Fridge is using AT&T* Internet of Things (IoT) services to make fresh, wholesome food options easily accessible to those on-the-go. AT&T is the primary provider connecting the company's smart fridges on one scalable platform.
Each morning, Farmer's Fridge drivers deliver freshly prepared food in temperature-monitored vans. They place the meals in connected fridges in locations like office buildings, convenience stores, hospitals, schools and more.
An AT&T Global SIM card and IoT services are part of the fridges. They monitor and automatically adjust the temperature. They also help Farmer's Fridge ensure its customers only get the freshest foods. That's why the fridges will automatically shut down after 2 hours if there's a power outage.
Farmer's Fridge also uses AT&T IoT technology to:
- Monitor inventory. Farmer's Fridge gets reports in near real-time. At close of business every day, a report lets the kitchen know which foods to prepare for the following day and in what quantity. The connected fridges also alert drivers to their delivery route for the following morning, based on the inventory data collected.
- Improve life of equipment. They can monitor the status of fridges; alerts come in right away if maintenance is needed.
- See revenue faster. They can process credit card transactions in near real-time.
"The technological backbone of our business is the IoT platform we have built to optimize the fridges, and AT&T has been an essential collaborator," said Luke Saunders, founder & CEO, Farmer's Fridge. "It's essential to have a scalable solution that is easy to setup with reliable connectivity, so we can grow our business and continue to make slow food available fast."
"In every industry, companies are looking to evolve their business with IoT technologies," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, IoT Solutions, AT&T. "Farmer's Fridge is giving busy people like you and me access to wholesome food options with the help of AT&T technology."
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About Farmer's Fridge
Farmer's Fridge is a fresh food concept that sells nutritious handcrafted salads, snacks and entrees via automated fridges that are located in office buildings, hospitals, convenience stores and coming soon, airports. The idea to provide nutritious meals came from Founder Luke Saunders' realization that health-conscious people were struggling to find nutritious meals and snacks that were easily accessible. Farmer's Fridge offers people healthy, nutritious foods that are delicious and satisfying in a state-of-the art, innovative automated kiosk. All menu items are made from fresh ingredients available from local produce vendors. Farmer's Fridge recipes are handcrafted each morning in a local Chicago kitchen and are stocked daily by 10 a.m. The company's mission is to democratize fresh, healthy food. For more information, please visit www.farmersfridge.com.
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