Fast food chain White Castle has signed a deal with Miso Robotics, meaning that up to 10 White Castle restaurants are set to get new burger-flipping robot technology.
Miso Robotics’ Flippy robot has received much attention in the media and is hailed as the future in smart kitchen technology.
Now it will be placed in as many as 10 new White Castle locations after the completion of a successful pilot test in an additional restaurant.
In addition to allowing staff to focus on other tasks, Miso Robotics and White Castle believe the deal will aid the restaurant chain’s efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
In a statement, Miso put Flippy in a category of “critical technologies needed to tackle new pandemic challenges such as social distancing in kitchens, takeout and delivery demand, and higher standards for health and safety via contactless solutions”.
“Artificial intelligence and automation have been an area White Castle has wanted to experiment with to optimize our operations and provide a better work environment for our team members,” said Lisa Ingram, CEO of White Castle. “We believe technology like Flippy ROAR can improve customer service and kitchen operation.
“This pilot is putting us on that path – and we couldn’t be more pleased to continue our work with Miso Robotics and pave the way for greater adoption of cutting-edge technology in the fast-food industry.”
Flippy designer Miso Robotics recently signed a deal for the global distribution of its system. Read more below: