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Food vendor launches SMS ordering system

Food & Drink

Matcha Works’ new technology lets customers order by sending a text message

Spotted: UK-based food and drinks startup Matcha Works has launched what it is calling the “world’s first SMS ordering system for food products”. Once customers register on the website, they can order products by sending a text message.

In order to demonstrate how the system works, Matcha Works also developed a text-to-try vending machine, which will debut at the London Food Tech Week on May 22. Users can text the vending machine, and it will then dispense their choice of drink.

“We think this technology could really disrupt the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) landscape and become the new way we all order food, drinks and other consumer products online,” said Harvey Hodd, the company’s co-founder.

Matcha Works manufactures healthy food and drink products made using matcha – a green tea leaf from Japan that is high in caffeine. The leaf is dried and ground to a fine powder before being incorporated into a variety of food and drink. The company hopes to expand into the US in the next year.




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