Wrights Food Group has released the Urban Bistro vending machine range, which combines freshly cooked food with branded ambient goods.

Offering a “complete end-to-end solution”, Wright’s Urban Bistro vending machine collection marries offerings from well-known snack, drink and confectionery brands with fresh food – including the firm’s own pies and pastries – into a range of modular units.

The food is prepared by Wright’s chefs each day, and the machines filled via the firm’s fleet of vehicles.

Entirely unmanned on-site, machine stocks are monitored around the clock via live telemetry, allowing for automatic price reduction and stock replenishment through communication with the Wright’s customer service teams.

“Urban Bistro vending machines offer a cost-effective, round-the-clock alternative to manned cafeterias without compromising on quality or taste,” said Peter Wright, CEO of Wrights Food Group.

“All units, in addition to taking cash payments, utilise an advanced cashless payment system for use with contactless and magstripe debit/credit cards, Apple pay and Android pay.”

Additionally, “live information about stock levels, wastage, sale prices and security” is available on each machine’s panel, he added.

Available as modular or singular units, customers can buy, hire or loan units, depending on the individual size and requirements of their organisation.

Urban Bistro’s contents can also be customised, based on the preferences and dietary requirements of their organisation.