Miso Robotics said it has been “preparing for this moment for years” after installing its first robot fry stations outside of the United States.
The landmark project took place at a UK branch of “one of the largest quick-service restaurant (QSR) brands in the world”, according to the company.
The Flippy 2 system claims to be able to do the work of an entire fry station and can improve operations in QSRs by decreasing order-to-delivery time, while increasing food consistency. It has already ‘learned’ to recognize and cook more than 45 food items in the sites where it is already deployed.
Miso says the system allows staff to focus on other tasks in the kitchen and restaurant that are more fulfilling, such as interacting with customers in the drive-thru or at the cash till.
“We’ve been preparing for this moment for years and do not take it lightly,” said Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics. “Although this is our first international install, rest assured, Flippy 2 is battle-tested and we can’t wait for UK customers to experience its capabilities first hand.”
In parallel to its move to the UK, Miso Robotics extended its Series E round and will now take investment reservations from individuals in the region. It aims to raise £1.5m in capital via European crowdfunding site Crowdcube.
Flippy 2 is already being used by leading American fast-food restaurant chains such as White Castle, Jack in the Box, Inspire Brands, Wings and Rings and Wing Zone.