PASADENA, California, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Robotics Miso – the startup that is transforming the restaurant industry with smart automation – unveiled the latest model of Flippy, its flagship product, aptly named Flippy 2. Based on key insights and feedback from the innovation partner White Castle, who deployed the original Flippy to a location in the Chicagoland area in September 2020 and plans to expand to other locations once the pilot is complete, Flippy 2 takes over the work of an entire frying station and performs more than twice as many food preparation tasks as the previous version, including including filling, emptying and returning the basket.
Back-to-home positions in Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) have always been labor intensive, physically demanding, and can be dangerous given the proximity of hot oil and grills in restaurants. compact kitchens. Flippy 2 seeks to alleviate these pain points and create a better work environment for its human colleagues, while maximizing the efficiency of the kitchen.
During Flippy’s deployment to White Castle, the hamburger fast food chain was impressed and pleased with the productivity gains that Flippy brought to day-to-day operations. As Flippy helped team members stay in their designated locations, employees noted during the pilot that there was a need for human assistance on both sides of the robot – from the point of initial contact with the product. uncooked when cooked food is placed in the waiting area – requiring one or two employees at multiple stages. Basket management was not automated, so the cooking process was not as smooth as it could have been – until now.
âWe have learned so much from Flippy and our partnership with Miso Robotics. It’s amazing to see the future of how we provide even better service and even hotter and tastier food to our customers who want to unfold right in front of us in real time, âsaid Jamie richardson, vice president at White Castle.
Flippy 2 – which makes the Fry Station, even at peak times, less than a full-time task and allows team members to focus on other important tasks – includes the all-new AutoBin â¢ system for smaller volume and specialty foods such as tender onion rings or chicken, offering restaurants an even more efficient and complete frying solution. Each bin can hold as much as a full French fries basket, be customized for specific kitchen needs, and be demarcated for individual products like vegetables and fish to avoid cross-contamination.
Once the product is placed in the tray, AI vision automatically identifies the foods, picks them up, cooks them in the correct French fries basket and places them in a warming area. Eliminating the transfer task reduces overall human-food contact, decreases oil leaks and potential burns from lifting and moving baskets, and ensures a fully closed-loop system where flippy 2 can work on its own without human intervention in the middle of treating. This makes the system faster, increasing throughput by 30% – or about 60 baskets per hour – which is more than what is needed in high volume QSRs.
Flippy 2 also features a new, sleeker design that takes up less space in the kitchen – including 56% reduced aisle intrusion, 13% reduction in height, and less cleanable surfaces overall.
âLike all technology, Flippy 2 has evolved significantly from its predecessor, and we are extremely grateful for the information gathered from White Castle to really advance its development in a true restoration environment,â said Mike bell, CEO of Miso Robotics. âFlippy 2 takes up less space in the kitchen and exponentially increases production with its new basket filling, emptying and return capabilities. Since the inception of Flippy, our goal has always been to provide a customizable solution that can work seamlessly with any kitchen and without interruptions. Flippy 2 has over 120 configurations built into its technology and is the only robotic frying station currently produced on a large scale. ”
In addition to White Castle, Miso Robotics has set up several other pilot agreements with leading national brands, including its partnership with Inspire Brands. Flippy 2 consolidates key back-of-house tasks to make QSRs more efficient and responds to a $ 278.6 billion Marlet where it can be customized to cook anything a brand needs, including anything that can be fried.
Miso Robotics is primarily funded by individual investors and has been one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in history. With nearly 15,000 shareholders, the company has raised more than $ 30 million in crowdfunding to date and is currently in its Series D, which started with a market valuation of $ 350 million – an increase of $ 270 million. dollars since opening their $ 80 million Series C – and which recently topped $ 10 million in new investments. To invest in Miso Robotics visit https://invest.misorobotics.com/.
About Miso Robotics
Robotics Miso revolutionizes commercial catering with innovative Robots-as-a-Service and smart automation solutions that make restaurants safer, easier and more user-friendly. Miso’s AI platform today powers groundbreaking products including Flippy 2, Flippy Wings, CookRight Grill, and Automated Beverage Dispenser, each of which promotes consistency, increases productivity, cuts costs, and enhances the dining experience. overall. Miso’s innovation partners include: Inspire Brands, Levy Restaurants, Compass Group, White Castle, CaliBurger and other top brands. Miso is now accepting new investors for its D-Series – to invest in the future of restaurant automation, visit https://invest.MisoRobotics.com.
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