Chowbotics Blog

This is the intersection of food and technology. Where our passion for robotics and innovation combines with our love of great food and quality ingredients.

Robotics,

How Could Robots Impact Jobs in the Restaurant Business

We keep hearing robots are inevitable for the restaurant industry. It is difficult to hire and retain labor in many big cities and people desire several features robots provide such as better food safety, portion control, accurate calorie information, a fun user experience and 24/7 availability. How could this disruptive technology impact productivity, jobs and careers in the restaurant business? Let’s discuss….

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Food, Robotics,

Want Safe, Healthy Food? Robots can Help…

Every year, roughly 1 in 6 Americans get sick due to foodborne diseases (Source: Centers for Disease Control – CDC). 58% of domestically acquired foodborne illnesses are norovirus outbreaks, according to the CDC. Norovirus is known to cause ~60,000 hospitalizations and ~700 deaths every year, particularly among young children and older people.  Most of these outbreaks occur in food service settings like restaurants. 75%…

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Leadership,

Three CEOs. Three Leadership Insights

Over the years, I’ve worked with a bunch of CEOs whom I respect and admire. Below is an overview of each of their leadership philosophies and why they became mentors of mine. Dr. Eli Harari: “Let’s build a great company together”   In 2006, when I was doing my PhD at Georgia Tech, I took…

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Food, Robotics,

Millennials are Transforming the Restaurant Business

Have you seen your nearby restaurant undergo a makeover? Wondered why? It turns out millennials, people aged between 20 and 35, have some pretty unique eating habits. And they spend more money in restaurants than all other age groups put together, as the above figure indicates. Restaurant chains are undergoing some pretty dramatic makeovers to…

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