Final April we launched you to Rita the robotic, a food-runner made by Bear Robotics that was bringing meals to tables at 61 Chili’s eating places. Bear is predicated in Redwood Metropolis, California, and in addition operates out of a second workplace in Addison.
“To know Rita is to love her,” Wade Allen, SVP of innovation for Brinker Worldwide, mentioned on the time. “Team members have realized she really is there to make their jobs easier.”
In the present day Bear Robotics acquired renewed momentum, thanks to Rosemont, Illinois-based US Meals Holding Corp.
One in every of America’s largest foodservice distributors, US Meals has added Bear Robotics to its CHECK Business Tools program. This system offers foodservice operators throughout the nation with a rising suite of tech options designed to assist drive site visitors, simplify staffing, and scale back waste.
Bear participated in US Meals’ incubator program
Bear Robotics was chosen to be part of the the CHECK line-up after it participated in US Meals’ Modern Partnerships incubator program, which takes purposes twice annually. Greater than 20 restaurant tech firms vied for the chance this go-round, US Meals mentioned, and just one different agency—7shifts—was added to the CHECK program.
“Bear Robotics and 7shifts offer highly advanced and meaningful technology solutions that directly address many of the labor challenges our restaurant operators face today,” David Eschler, VP of culinary and restaurant operations at US Meals, mentioned in an announcement.
Bear Robotics, like different potential tech options chosen for the US Meals incubator, took half in regional buyer engagement occasions to demo its answer and gauge operator curiosity and viability. Following the profitable intro, Bear’s robotic servers are actually being activated nationally throughout the CHECK Business Tools program.
“We know that as the technology space continues to expand in the restaurant industry, operators’ technology needs also have rapidly advanced,” Eschler added. “Providing our customers with access to the latest technologies as part of our CHECK Business Tools program is core to helping our customers ‘Make It.’ We’re energized by the opportunity to share these innovative solutions with operators across the country.”
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