Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.
Today, we’re talking about pizza automation.
Automation has been on the restaurant industry’s back burner for years. While companies like Miso Robotics have long dazzled the media with burger-flipping and wing-frying robots, it wasn’t until the current labor crisis that restaurant AI evolved from a promotional experiment to a permanent solution. In recent months, the pizza industry has far and away become the preeminent leader in kitchen robotics, with pizzeria automation companies like Piestro and Picnic Works signing partnerships with emerging pizza chains in need of cost-cutting solutions, Joanna Fantozzi wrote in a recent feature for NRN.com.
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