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White Castle to Pilot Autonomous Grilling and Frying Kitchen Robot

Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, even the largest chains in the restaurant industry have been forced to reexamine their business operations. By adopting innovative and forward-looking technologies – like robotics automation and artificial intelligence […]

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As the Restaurant Robotics Space Heats Up, Pudu Technology Secures $15 Million for Its Server and Dish Return Robots

Pudu Technology, which makes autonomous restaurant server robots, has secured a $15 million funding round. The sole investor is Meituan, a Chinese group-buying website for food delivery services, consumer products and retail services that aspires […]

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PathSpot Secures $6.5 Million For Restaurant Hygiene System that Monitors Handwashing and Improves Food Safety

Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended the restaurant industry, less than 25% of US restaurants’ handwashing practices were in compliance with FDA food code handwashing frequency requirements. Now, needless to say, restaurants reopening amidst the global […]

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AI and the QSR: How This Emerging Technology Can Improve Your Restaurant

Restaurateurs are pressured to meet the growing expectations of consumers who are hungry for more convenience and personalization. Today’s digital natives have come to expect even quicker, easier and more customized service. Enter artificial intelligence […]

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Will Restaurants Flip Over Robotic Pizza-Making Machines? Some Already Are

A working prototype of a new machine, dubbed the first intelligent, automated assembly platform for restaurants, has arrived. The machine can be installed almost anywhere, from dine-in restaurants to delivery and takeout joints where high […]

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McDonald’s Adds Another New Technology to Its Collection With Acquisition of AI Voice Solution Provider

McDonald’s Corporation announced today an agreement to acquire Apprente, an early stage leader in voice-based, conversational technology. The agreement marks another bold step in advancing employee and customer facing innovations while further strengthening McDonald’s technology […]