Robots Flippy, Sippy, and Chippy Used in Fast Food Kitchens

The use of robots in restaurants continues to expand.

For example, Flippy the robot has been around since 2018, flipping burgers. It even worked at Dodger Stadium. Since Flippy’s introduction, improvements to Flippy have been made. Flippy 2.0 has expanded from making burgers to operating fry stations. White Castle plans to install over 100 robot cooks in its kitchens.

Flippy is also used by Wing Stop for the last step in the wing making process. Chippy, an iteration of Flippy, makes chips […]

Craft Breweries Choose Simplicity in a Changing Market

After an impressive run, the craft beer industry is shifting gears.

Before the pandemic, the industry grew at a fast pace. To keep up with a market thirsty for new tastes and flavors, breweries continuously innovated and released a dizzying selection of beers. When the pandemic hit, tap rooms had to close down. After the pandemic, demand had changed, and breweries had to rethink their strategy. A renewed focus on simplicity rather than variety now seems to be a wiser and […]

Starbucks Adds Incentive for Customers To Bring Their Own Cups

Starbucks Coffee Company is allowing customers to bring their own reusable cup when ordering in the drive-thru, in the café, or with the app.

All company-owned stores and participating licensed Starbucks have implemented the program, which is part of Starbucks’ sustainability commitment to reduce waste by 50% by the year 2030.

Customers receive a ten-cent discount and a member reward of 25 Bonus Stars for bringing their own cup. Starbucks is the first national coffee chain in the United States to allow customers […]

By |2024-01-27T06:40:02+00:00January 26, 2024|Tags: , , , |

New Convenience Store Designs

The layouts of convenience stores (c-stores) are changing. Much of this change in layout results from location constraints or desired changes in traditional c-store strategy.

Four new types of c-store layouts are gaining popularity: two-stories, food-focused, frictionless, and unstaffed micro-markets or micro-stores.

The two-story c-store allows for more space on smaller lots, and provides separate zones for different customers (e.g., truckers).

The food-focused c-store adds a focus on food. Many traditional c-stores are looking to add traffic and move towards a travel center […]

By |2024-01-24T04:40:14+00:00January 24, 2024|Tags: , , |
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