Caliburger founder to discuss how $3.1M investment will fuel robotics in the kitchen | Fast Casual

If Cali Group has its way, the phrase, “The Robots are Coming,” will not only be the headline for Caliburger founder John Miller’s upcoming discussion on restaurant robotics at this year’s Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in London July 18 -20, but it also describes a growing food service industry trend.

Cali Group’s, Miso Robotics, this week secured $3.1 million in funding to bring Flippy, its burger-flipping robotic kitchen assistant, to the rest of the restaurant industry. The substantial investment is the combined effort of Acacia Research Corporation, Match Robotics VC, and a number of undisclosed strategic investors, who have faith that the mechanical kitchen assistant will soon prove a popular way to improve restaurant operational efficiency with Flippy work alongside humans.

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