PizzaForno in late summer held its grand opening at 3210 E. FM 528, Friendswood, not far from the Baybrook Mall.

The Canada-based company offers an automated pizza oven that serves fresh, artisanal pizzas in under three minutes. People can order it online or at the location. According to PizzaForno, the automated oven can be thought of as a pizza vending machine and is accessible 24/7.

Each PizzaForno oven holds 70 12-inch pizzas, and once a customer orders one, a robotic arm takes the selection from the refrigerated section and, depending on if a customer wants it cold or hot, bakes in the oven before it is placed in a box and emerges from a slot for customers to take, according to PizzaForno.