Sutardja CET Alums at Byte Foods Use ‘Smart Refrigerators’ to Serve Fresh, Healthy Food at Businesses


August 3, 2015


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Byte Foods, a company co-founded by Lee Mokri and Haas EWMBA student Megan Mokri, uses internet-connected ‘smart refrigerators’ to serve fresh, healthy meals, snacks and drinks on-site at businesses throughout the Bay Area. From Blue Bottle iced coffee to Urban Remedy salads and juices, employees have nutritious food just steps from their desk and employers gain a flexible (and oftentimes free) way to fuel their teams. The Byte solution boosts productivity by offering the convenience of healthy food in the office, and even provides employers the ability subsidize the costs of the food based on the time of day.

Originally launched as award winning meal delivery service 180Eats, the team took their venture through S-CET Startup Bootcamp and later through Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad class at Haas. 180Eats served thousands of customers in Marin County in their 9 months in business, but ultimately decided to sell the business to pursue Byte after a successful pilot of the refrigerator technology at one of their corporate partners.

Byte is now live with companies like 2K Games, Annie’s, CBS Interactive, Blood Centers of the Pacific, BBDO, WeWork and others. Byte refrigerators feature fresh food options from Urban Remedy cold-pressed juices, sandwiches, wraps, Blue Bottle Coffee, locally brewed Marin Kombucha and Fresh India Cuisine entrees. If you’re interested in learning more about how to get a Byte fridge at your office, visit or email