Futuristic server creates memorable experience for Clearwater bowlers


The newest member of a Clearwater bowling alley is getting a lot of attention and could be the wave of the future.

Bella is a waiter robot who sings and delivers snacks to bowlers.

“We just got Bella recently. She’s been fantastic. She’s a robot that delivers food and also creates a great customer experience by singing happy birthday. She’s just fantastic,” said Megan Briody, General Manager of Maples Lanes Countryside Bowling Alley.

Robot servers are quite a modern and exciting concept for customers.

“I haven’t seen many bowling centers with this or many places with this, so we’re a little ahead of the game in having this technology here,” Briody shared.

Kids love interacting with BellaBot while parents pull out their cell phones to take photos and videos.

“So Bella has sensors that allow her to navigate straight to the lane but not overwrite anything,” Briody explained.

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The futuristic server knows its surroundings and can even direct guests to their hallways.

“From a business perspective, that’s been great for our cafe. When we have two cooks cooking instead of walking away from the kitchen to run the food, then Bella takes on that role, directs the food to the way,” added Briody.

Happy birthday mode can be programmed with a simple app. Bella will sing the famous song in the alley when welcoming the person whose birthday it is. Besides singing, Bella also delivers food.

“I like how the workers don’t have to carry the pizza,” said Bailee Estep, a kid excited to see the new technology.

“A lot of people here like it and everyone would come back here, everyday maybe, to have a pizza just to see this stuff,” Lawson Estep shared.

Bella can also be programmed to celebrate a great game of bowling.

Maples Lanes Countryside Bowling is located at 27867 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL, USA, 33761.

For more information, visit www.maplelanes.com/countryside or call (727) 796-8100.


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