A subsidiary company of Coinstar, Redbox specializes in renting Blu-ray discs, DVDs and even video games through retail kiosks that are automated. The subsidiary company has over forty-two thousand kiosks in over thirty-four thousand locations. Automated Retail of Redbox was funded by McDonald's Corp, at the initial days. In the year 2002, Redbox initiated retail through the automated kiosks from various locations of the Metropolitan area of Washington. During those days, the company even used to sell groceries through the kiosks, along with renting DVDs. However, with the growing success of DVD renting kiosks, the company shifted its attention to that business only. The company was founded by Gregg Kaplan.