Kitchen automation firm Picnic Works has rolled out a partner program aimed at driving collaboration with other industry companies.
The Picnic Partner Program offers leaders in food technology, services and ingredients the opportunity to combine strengths and better serve kitchen operators in their efforts to automate kitchen operations to increase profitability and customer satisfaction.
The Picnic Partner Program is actively welcoming companies that are working within six categories. These include kitchen design, ingredient supply, point of sale, foodservice equipment, data and analytics, and service and logistics.
Current Picnic partners already are transforming foodservice in many ways, from modular and sustainable kitchen design and self-service pickup solutions to POS integration and innovative cooking equipment.
Picnic Works insists kitchen automation is increasing profits, reducing food waste and operating costs, and improving guest satisfaction, as restaurant owners prepare for the future of foodservice.
Earlier this year, 80% of respondents to the National Restaurant Association State of the Industry survey said technology is helping them gain a competitive advantage.
“Picnic works with customers to understand how automation can help improve efficiency and profitability,” said Scott Erickson, CMO of Picnic.
“Our new partner program creates a network of resources to assist customers with their move to automation. From technology, equipment, and ingredient testing to co-marketing and referrals, the Picnic Partner Program is a hub for like-minded companies to connect, share, and help customers.”
Members of the program already include Ovention, which manufactures precision impingement ovens, and ContekPro, which produces modular kitchens.