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Karakuri's FRYR Sizzles at Nando's Trial
Up to 550 french fry servings per hour in the UK's iconic FCR
UK restaurant robotics pioneer Karakuri just wrapped up its first trial with a multinational fast casual restaurant chain, concluding four weeks of automated french fry cooking at chicken purveyor Nando’s.
The /FRYR210 makes up to 550 servings of french fries (or as those wacky Brits call them: chips) per hour. The machine made over 250 kilograms (551 pounds) of fries per day, totaling a whopping four tons by the time the Park Royal-based trial concluded this past Monday.
“This is an exciting moment for Karakuri to deploy /FRYR in a very busy QSR kitchen and can consistently deliver exceptional quality fries during even the busiest periods. We have heard wonderful feedback from the team working in Nando's, with even some of them sad to see it leave. We have significant data and telemetry recorded from the trial and will continue to work with Nandos to review how these results would be applicable to the rest of their estate.” noted company Founder & CEO Barney Wragg, in a statement shared exclusively with OttOmate. (You may remember our previous podcast with Barney, where he shared details on the company’s Semblr robot.)
Karakuri claims their machine is optimized “from freezer to scoop” and that Nando’s will now review the impact the /FRYR210 had on the quality, consistency and availability of their fries, and how this could be applied to the business at large. The company has previously stated the machine costs about $2,100 per month.
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