Automated Pizza Oven Concept ‘PizzaForno’ Plans to Open Thousands of Locations

An innovative automated pizza oven concept, which recently opened a new location at a gas station in Mississauga, has plans to expand to thousands of locations across North America in the coming years.

PizzaForno’s latest pizza vending machine venture is at the Petro Canada Dixie Petro-Pass (7300 Dixie Road) offering truck drivers, who have struggled to find food options during the COVID-19 pandemic, nutritious and convenient menu items at the tap of a digital screen.

Les Tomlin, co-founder and president of PizzaForno, said the company has been talking to Petro Canada looking at ways to launch the brand in the gas station system.

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“And we sort of accelerated those conversations once COVID hit because of the truckers having difficulty finding food solutions because a lot of the places had closed. So in partnership with Petro Canada we said ‘hey we’ve got this great solution, you’ve got a location, we’ve got the unit’. We moved very quickly to answer the call of truckers by putting this PizzaForno in the Petro Pass location,” he said.

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  1. As long as the product is good this concept should be very successful. I could see the same technology used for other food products like burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and tacos

  2. That’s some ambitious plans. They had a location just a few months ago, near the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station. It’s not listed on their site anymore, despite being outside, and thus presumably accessible. If they can’t make a go of it at a terminus subway station.

    That said, my family enjoyed the PizzaForno we purchased from a machine at Dixie Outlet Mall.


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