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.

Leadership, Robotics, Uncategorized,

Sally the Robot Wins Most Innovative Product of the Year 2018

We are excited to announce that Sally the Robot has been named the Most Innovative Product of the Year by Best in Biz Awards. The organization is the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers…

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Food, Robotics,

How Will Technology Help Keep Our Food Safe?

48 Million. That’s one in 6 of us who get sick each year from foodborne illness.  Unsafe food handling practices at a local salad bar has the potential to impact hundreds. Lapses early on in the supply chain can result in harmful products landing on grocery store shelves, impacting millions. In April, Over 2 million…

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Robotics,

Makerspaces in a post-Techshop world

As you may know, Techshop used to be a hardware makerspace where inventors and tinkerers had fun fiddling with milling machines, 3D printers, laser cutters and other tools. Several hardware companies, including Square, TeaBot and Chowbotics, had our beginnings there and probably would not exist without it. The reason why I had the term “used…

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Robotics,

Robotics: Delivering The Brand Promise

This week’s guest blogger is Slaton Smith. A restaurant marketing whiz who led key programs at Arby’s, TGI Friday’s, Applebee’s and Denny’s, Slaton talks about the industry’s trend towards customization and its impact… An accomplished writer, you can find several of Slaton’s books on Amazon.   When a store turns on its lights early in the morning,…

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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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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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