Nando’s completes trial of Karakuri /FRYR210 automated fry line 

Karakuri, the company on a journey to use technology to deliver the highest quality and consistency of the world’s favourite side-dish has announced Nando’s as the first business to trial its /FRYR automated fry line to deliver the perfect chips.

/FRYR210 has been developed to deliver the optimum frying operation, from freezer to scoop. The trial has provided Nando’s with an opportunity to review the impact of /FRYR210 on the quality, consistency, and availability of their chips.

Cameron Roberts, group chief operating officer at Nando’s, said Nando’s wants to deliver uplifting and memorable experiences for  customers.

“In testing Karakuri’s /FRYR, we wanted to see how we can further improve the quality, consistency, and availability of our chips, while meeting our environmental objectives of reducing food and oil waste and reducing energy consumption,” he said.

Barney Wragg, Karakuri’s CEO and founder, added: “The QSR and Fast Casual market is driven by finding fresh, new ways to deliver an exceptional customer experience that keep consumers coming back for more. Chips are key to a restaurant’s success, both in terms of customer satisfaction and brand consistency. Our /FRYR product range is representative of how new technology can support every restaurant’s mission to improve their service in ways that were impossible five years ago.”

Karakuri is revolutionising restaurant kitchens with intelligent kitchen automation. /FRYR210 is Karakuri’s first automated fry line and combines innovations in hardware and software to ensure increased throughput, consistency, and quality – from freezer to scoop.

/FRYR210 combines robotics, edge computing, and hyperscale data analysis to provide restaurants with optimal production of up to 550 portions of chips per hour.

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