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Jun 25, 2021

One On One With: Canteen expands automated meal service with Le Bread Xpress deal

Michael Coffey, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Canteen Vending Services, talks about the company’s plans to deploy sophisticated Bake Xpress automated meal vending units across the country and what the expansion of such technology means for onsite dining going forward

Jun 3, 2021

Le Bread Xpress Partners With Canteen for Fresh-baked Vending

Robotic micro-bakeries will provide consumers with hot, just-baked selections from pastries to pizza any time of day at unstaffed locations

May 29, 2021

Le Bread Xpress Anticipates Tripling Installations in 2021

Following a successful 18-month test of Bake Xpress fresh hot bakery vending machines in the San Francisco area with Canteen Vending Services, Le Bread Xpress anticipates it will triple machine locations by the end of this year. Le Bread Xpress this week announced that Canteen will be installing and managing Bake Xpress robotic bakery vending machines at its locations throughout North America.

May 26, 2021

Le Bread Xpress, Canteen Vending team up to install Bake Xpress robotic micro bakeries nationwide

San Francisco-based Le Bread Xpress Inc. said it is partnering with Canteen Vending Services to install and manage Bake Xpress robotic bakery vending machines throughout North America.

May 26, 2021

Canteen teams with Le Bread Xpress to sell robotic bakery machines nationwide

Canteen Vending Services has teamed with Le Bread Xpress to install and manage Bake Xpress robotic bakery vending machines throughout North America, according to a press release. Bake Xpress offers a selection of pastries, pizza and artisan sandwiches that are freshly baked at time of order.

May 26, 2021

Canteen teams with Le Bread Xpress to sell robotic bakery machines nationwide

Canteen Vending Services has teamed with Le Bread Xpress to install and manage Bake Xpress robotic bakery vending machines throughout North America, according to a press release. Bake Xpress offers a selection of pastries, pizza and artisan sandwiches that are freshly baked at time of order.

Dec 10, 2020

Automatic Merchandiser's 2020 "Pros to Know"

For the seventh year, Automatic Merchandiser asked readers to nominate colleagues, thought leaders and industry innovators who deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication to the vend- ing, micro market and office coffee service (OCS) industry.

Nov 10, 2020

5 Vendors of Top Quality Foodstuffs in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is home to many enterprising businesses that specialize in several unique styles of edible creations. From original San Francisco favorites to innovative contemporary fare, the area is a center for culinary creativity. In no particular order, here are some noteworthy purveyors of gourmet goods within the iconic Northern California region.

Mar 10, 2020

SFA News Live: Le Bread Xpress

Le Bread Xpress founder and CEO Benoit Herve speaks with SFA News Live about the company’s microbakery “Bake Xpress” and how it differentiates itself from a normal vending machine. They also discuss increasing consumer desire to know the ingredients of food products.

Mar 5, 2020

A Meaty Vending Machine Might Be the Best Defense Against Coronavirus

You can get practically anything out of a vending machine these days. Need proof? Look no further than South Korea, where an unmanned box o’meat is slinging fresh lamb, beef, and pork cuts to people who might be afraid to visit restaurants in light of the coronavirus.

Jan 30, 2020

New Bake Xpress Robot Vending Machine Makes Croissants and Pizzas

One of the big surprises from my food robot tour of San Francisco last year was just how delicious the bread from the Le Bread Xpress’ eponymous vending machine was. For $4 and a 90 second wait, you got a light and buttery baguette warmed to perfection.

Jan 15, 2020

Bake Xpress, from Le Bread Xpress

Bake Xpress, a Le Bread Xpress micro-bakery machine, stores, bakes and delivers on-demand gourmet pizza, croissants, quiche and pastries.

Mar 15, 2019

Behold The Majesty Of This Baguette Vending Machine Full Of Different Breads

If you’re wondering when the future is, the answer is now. If you’re wondering where the future is, the answer is wherever this baguette vending machine is located. So, San Francisco and 120 spots in France.

Mar 12, 2019

There’s a vending machine for baguettes in San Francisco. It beat a bakery in our blind taste test

I’m going to be honest: This story did not end up the way I thought it would. In my continuing quest to eat food and get paid to do it (as well as do reconnaissance work for the impending robot takeover), I took a Muni train to Stonestown Galleria near San Francisco State, not to shop at H&M or Sephora, but pick up some fresh bread.

Tucked inside the mall is a large vending machine called “Le Bread Xpress.” You swipe your card or insert cash and, in 20 to 30 seconds, the machine spits out a warm baguette.

Jan 18, 2018

Le Bread Xpress To Present At 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

Each year people from all over the country and Bay Area attend the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The popular event showcases food artisans, entrepreneurs, and importers and has helped to launch such famous brands as Ben & Jerry’s and Honest Tea. This winter the hot new “it product” Le Bread Xpress will be presenting their upscale vending solution at the convention.

Nov 21, 2017

Exclusive interview with founder & CEO of Le Bread Xpress, creator of the baguette vending machine

Le Bread Xpress, a baguette vending machine that originally was tested in France, is now up and running in the U.S. The machines currently have two locations, both in San Francisco, and they partially bake the baguettes on their own. We were able to speak with Benoit Herve, the CEO and founder of Le Bread Xpress, about the machines.

Nov 9, 2017

Le Bread Xpress Brings France’s Artisan Robotic Baker To Silicon Valley

Finding freshly baked artisan bread even in the San Francisco Bay Area, which was recently crowned the culinary capital of the U.S. with more Michelin-starred restaurants than New York City, is still a challenge, more so 24 hours a day!

This is the multi-million dollars opportunity that the founder and CEO of Le Bread Xpress, Benoit Herve, decided to tackle with his high-tech vending machine: A micro-bakery that can be installed at retail stores, malls, companies or universities and delivers 24/7, in 20 seconds or less, freshly baked artisan breads.

Aug 9, 2016

San Francisco Baguette Vending Machines Are Spitting Out Fresh Cooked Bread

America’s first “pizza ATM” was making all the headlines last week (despite not really being an ATM at all), but San Francisco has shown that Italian fare isn’t the only cuisine that can be co-opted for American use in vending machine form. The Bay Area recently became the first city in the US to get its hands on a device that’s been popular in France for a while: a baguette vending machine

Aug 9, 2016

Rejoice: There Is Now a Baguette Vending Machine

We have pizza, burrito, and cupcake vending machines, so why not baguettes?The latest convenience of carbs comes from a micro bakery called Le Bread Xpress, which has opened several locations in San Francisco that distribute piping-hot, fresh French bread to hungry passers-by.

Fresh Restart: Micro market reopening sets stage for
reimagined opportunities

While 2020 started off strong for micro markets, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the entire industry...