19 June 2024

The Nori Project unveils Japanese-style vending machine in Louisville, Kentucky


Anora Morton celebrated a significant milestone for her startup, The Nori Project, at a launch party June 7 at Story Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Morton launched the Nori Project's Japanese-style vending machine, the first of many to be installed throughout the Louisville metro area, according to a KyInno report. The machines, which warm selected dishes in about 45 seconds, will offer a variety of hot and cold meals.

Morton partnered with Zest, the for-profit arm of Feed Louisville, to provide chef-crafted, artisan healthy meals, all priced under $15. The first machine is expected to be fully stocked by July 1. Morton's initial focus was on placing machines in food desert locations in West Louisville, but she plans to expand throughout the metro area and eventually to other states.

Machines in high-need areas will have subsidized prices, and unsold food will be donated before expiration. «It's very important to me that I give back, so we do have a social justice component of giving back to those food-insecure communities,» Morton told the news outlet.

Source: Vending Times

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