April 26, 2022
Food automation developer Miso Robotics has announced a partnership with Jack in the Box to begin a pilot program with its Flippy 2 and Sippy robots in one of the restaurant chain’s stand-alone locations, with possible integration occurring in the months ahead. Both Flippy 2 and Sippy leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and data analytics to maximize efficiency in commercial kitchens.
Jack in the Box said it saw a need to revamp its technology roadmap and establish new systems – particularly in the back-of-house – due to continuing staffing changes that were impacting operating hours and costs.
“This collaboration with Miso Robotics is a stepping stone for our back-of-house operations,” said Tony Darden, chief operating officer at Jack in the Box. “We are confident that this technology will be a good fit to support our growing business needs with intentions of having a positive impact on our operations, while promoting safety and comfort to our team members. We are looking forward to testing Flippy 2 as our new hire at our San Diego location.”
The restaurant chain said it will test the integration of both products into its operations to measure the benefits of a connected kitchen. The goal is that team members will see an immediate impact on their day-to-day responsibilities – spending less time at the fryer and drink stations, and more time in front of customers.
“Beginning our journey with a premier brand like Jack in the Box is an enormous step in our commitment to helping restaurants increase throughput, reduce costs and create a safer environment for their staff,” said Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics. “From tacos and curly fries to fountain sodas, the future is now for Jack in the Box, and we are ecstatic to serve as the company’s technological arm to assure a quality product gets into its customers’ hands every time they order.”
For more information about Miso Robotics and its robotics and AI offerings, visit its website here.