Miso Robotics' Flippy 2 robot fry cook will be deployed in 100 White Castle fast food restaurants, as part of a movement toward automation in the quick-serve industry.
Factors behind the movement include demand for contactless service, a tight labor market, and wage increases.
Miso claims Flippy can ameliorate inefficiencies in the kitchen while guaranteeing consistent quality.
The burger chain tested the original Flippy robot in a Chicago-area outlet in 2020, then launched the Robot-on-a-Rail (ROAR) version at 10 more kitchens.
"Artificial intelligence and automation have been an area White Castle has wanted to experiment with to optimize our operations and provide a better work environment for our team members," said White Castle CEO Lisa Ingram. "We believe technology like Flippy ROAR can improve customer service and kitchen operation."
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