SoftBank-backed pizza start-up to slash staff and close shop
San Francisco — Zume Pizza says it is cutting about half of its staff and shuttering its pizza business, making the former robotic pizza maker the latest in a long line of SoftBank Group-backed companies forced to slash spending.
In a note to staff, Zume co-founder and CEO Alex Garden said the five-year-old start-up would focus on its nascent packaging line, announced in 2019, along with food production and delivery systems. Zume is closing the pizza delivery business, known for serving up robot-made pies, on which it built its name. The company is also cutting 360 employees...
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