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Brooklyn Dumpling Shop First to Use Virtual Drive-Through Automat

You can't get safer than this when eating out during the COVID-19 era: the Brooklyn Dumpling shop is using Tray's Dine Safe, a modernized Automat Food Locker and Virtual Drive-Through system that works in conjunction with digital menus, free standing self-service kiosks, and mobile and in-app ordering. 

It's free of human contact on a completely contactless, automated platform built exclusively for restaurants, a kind of combination of retro automats and a futuristic look. 

The NYC restaurateur and founder Stratis Morfogen took his family’s legacy trade, the New York Greek diner, to turn classic diner staples into dumplings dispensed by machine, just like New York automats of old. 

“I decided to work with a cutting edge ahead of the curve company. The people behind TRAY are basically answering all the present issues that we’re facing in our industry,” said Morfogen. “TRAY is addressing these issues with creative technology this industry has never seen before.” 

Customers can order ahead or scan a QR code at the TRAY kiosk to order from their phones and pick up food up at a self-sanitizing, temperature sensitive food locker. 


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