Miso Robotics, a U.S. start-up developing intelligent automation solutions for commercial kitchens, has launched its first robotic chicken wing frying solution designed for high volume restaurants.
Built on Miso’s latest Flippy platform, Flippy Wings is a new edition designed to meet the specific needs of restaurants that specialise in buffalo wings.
The Flippy Wings system has been tested at Miso’s partner, the multi-brand restaurant company, Inspire Brands’ Innovation Centre.
“We’re incredibly proud to not only unveil Flippy Wings, but to also have an exceptional brand like Inspire share our vision of kitchen automation,” said Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics.
“From day one, Flippy Wings will cook more food with less waste and save staff for higher value contributions. Flippy Wings fries fresh, frozen, or hand-breaded products like a pro, avoiding cross contamination and increasing throughput while reducing costs. It is fast, safer to operate than traditional fryers and the whole system can be set up in just a few hours over existing equipment.
“We think team members in restaurants everywhere are going to love having Flippy Wings working for them.”
Through a Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model, restaurants can see a positive ROI from the first day of operation by making Flippy Wings an easy and affordable addition to kitchens, according to Miso. The robotic solution also allows restaurants to redeploy team members to more guest-facing functions, ultimately improving the dining experience.
Flippy Wings includes an all-new AutoBin system which provides kitchen staff with food-safe bins where products are dropped to be cooked. AI vision automatically identifies the food, then Flippy Wings picks up, cooks and drops it off into a hot holding area.
The frying area is also made safer as Flippy Wings eliminates several hot touchpoints and decreases oil spillage. Also, Miso’s tests show a 10-20% overall increase in food production speeds when deploying the machine. With better rates of cook-time accuracy, Flippy Wings has been designed to allow brands to consistently deliver unmatched quality.
Following testing at Inspire Brands’ Innovation centre, a Flippy Wings unit will be installed at its ghost kitchen to trial it in a real cooking environment, before making its way to a standalone Buffalo Wild Wings location next year.