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New robot offers SLC travelers contactless food ordering, delivery option

(KSL TV)



SALT LAKE CITY — A contactless way to order, pay and deliver food has arrived at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Gita (pronounced "jee-tah") is a robot from self-service hospitality platform Servy, which launched the mobile food ordering service at the airport on Monday.

The robot is the latest innovative tool that rolled out as part of the $4.1 billion airport redevelopment project.

Gita has made her way to airports across the country, delivering food to busy travelers who don't want to wait in line. No app download is necessary either — travelers can go to slctogo.com or scan barcodes throughout the airport with participating restaurants menus to place an order.

Pickup or delivery is an option for $2.99. Employees with Servy said Gita is part of a marketing and promotional tool at high-impact airports in partnership with At Your Gate.

"Anywhere you are at, where you need food delivered, it will come to you," said Greg Udchitz, Servy vice president of marketing.

However, someone will be always escorting the robot. Participating restaurants include Market Street Grill, California Pizza Kitchen and Granato's Gourmet Market, with more airport restaurants joining the group in the coming weeks.

Gita is in Salt Lake City for three months, unless the airport decides to keep her based on her success. The robot itself costs $3,250.

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