Inspire Brands to take robotic chicken fryer in store next year

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A robotic chicken wing frying system tested by Inspire Brands will be rolled into a standalone Buffalo Wild Wings location next year.  

The automated solution from Miso Robotics – the firm behind the ‘Flippy’ burger robot – has been designed from the ground-up for high-volume restaurants seeking to achieve greater operational efficiencies.   

A ‘Flippy Wings’ unit is currently installed at the Inspire Brands Innovation Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where the robot is being tailored and tuned to specifications.

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The unit will be installed at Inspire’s Alliance Kitchen, its pioneering ghost kitchen, to test it in a real cooking environment, before eventually making its way to a standalone Buffalo Wild Wings location next year.  

“Technology is making a fundamental impact on the end-to-end restaurant operational model,” said Paul Brown, CEO of Inspire Brands.

“Intelligent automation including AI and robotics will not only transform how we communicate with and take orders from our guests but also how we prepare and serve food to those guests. This transformation will ultimately result in improved efficiencies in our restaurants and an overall elevated experience for our guests and our team members.” 

In addition to Inspire, Miso Robotics has several other pilot agreements with leading national brands in place.

It believes the solution addresses a large market of potential customers including major wing, pizza, sport and family chicken brands. 

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose current portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In locations worldwide.

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