QSR Automations and Kitchen Armor have formed a partnership that offers customers affordable stainless-steel options for ConnectSmart Kitchen installs.
QSR Automations will now offer four sizes of Android all-in-one devices with power over ethernet (POE) capabilities for restaurant operators.
The devices are touchscreens with a built-in Android operating system, which alleviates the need for additional hardware for operators.
They offer the benefits of sleek, modern, stainless steel enclosures that protect the technology from harsh kitchen environments.
The Habit Burger Grill has already been utilizing QSR software technology in 67 of its restaurants and Kitchen Armor’s Expo Screen in almost all its locations and the company has plans to use Android AIO devices for all new store openings in the future.
Mike Repetti, Habit Burger’s CIO, said: “The combination of the Kitchen Armor AIOs and ConnectSmart Kitchen has proven to be the perfect fit for our operational needs. What’s appealing about the AIO solution is that it allows us to retrofit locations easier in older kitchen layouts and helps with the installation and implementation costs of a system-wide retrofit. This partnership is a big win for us.”
Additionally, Repetti said that while staff efficiency and guest experience has improved with the new technology, it has been most noticeable for new hires and newer restaurants where the learning curve has been shortened with the QSR/Kitchen Armor system.
Lee Leet, CEO of QSR Automations, said: “We’re committed to providing the restaurant industry with purposeful technology and this partnership offers operators the flexibility they need in operating systems, design and install locations within the kitchen.”