Hallelujah, it’s Saturday! I’m celebrating this weekend by cooking up a bunch of Beyond Meat sausages for a barbecue this evening. Will hungry partygoers be able to tell the difference? I’ll keep you updated.
But first, it’s food tech news time. Here are a few interesting stories that we sniffed out ’round the web this week, from self-driving robots delivering golfers Gatorade to restaurant food waste tech expansions. Enjoy!
Chicago’s Roti restaurants embrace eatsa
Roti Modern Mediterranean, a Chicago-based fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, announced this week that it’ll begin using eatsa’s restaurant technology. With eatsa’s end-to-end platform, Roti will install digital ordering kiosks, automated pickup, and be able to capture all relevant data. It’ll also help the back of house better keep track of orders from multiple channels like mobile, the aforementioned digital kiosks, and third-party delivery.
Self-driving robots serve up refreshment to Napa golfers
Starship Technologies is working with Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa, California to test its self-driving delivery ‘bots on a golf course (h/t Napa Valley Register). They’re starting with four rover bots which golfers can summon via an app to bring them food, drinks, and golf balls from the course’s clubhouse in as little as fifteen minutes.
Sodexo launches data-driven waste prevention campaign
French food and facilities management company Sodexo will begin deploying its food waste prevention program at 3,000 sites worldwide within the next year. The WasteWatch powered by Leanpath program (talk about a mouthful) captures food waste data in large-scale kitchens to give insight into exactly what is being wasted and why so that kitchen managers can take steps to reduce their overall waste. The company plans to roll out the program to all relevant Sodexo sites by 2025.
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