Chipotle to test new tech innovations in the kitchen

Chipotle Mexican Grill will start testing Chippy, a chip-making robot from Miso Robotics, at a single unit in California next month after testing the technology at its innovation hub. The chain is also experimenting with other technology innovations at select stores, including location-based tools from Flybuy to improve app efficiency and a machine learning system […]

Capriotti’s to test automated pizza kiosks from Piestro

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop will test an automated pizza kiosk from Piestro at its Las Vegas flagship, with plans to buy as many as 100 more of the machines, called Piestro Pods, over five years after they become commercially available. The 170-unit sandwich chain anticipates that adding pizza will help grow dinner and late-night sales. Restaurant […]

Quickserve chains bet on AI at the drive-thru

Checkers and Rally’s are the latest quickserve chains to start implementing artificial intelligence technology at the drive-thru that promises to speed service and result in more accurate orders, and McDonald’s has also been testing similar technology. The growing adoption of AI at the drive-thru comes amid surging demand fueled by the pandemic and a resulting […]

Stop & Shop rolling out EV charging stations

Stop & Shop plans to have more than 50 electric vehicle charging stations from Volta Industries at stores across its Northeastern market by the end of this year. Supermarket News

Chick-fil-A to deliver via robots in California test

Chick-fil-A is teaming with Kiwibot to test semi-autonomous delivery robots in Santa Monica and some other Southern California cities. The robots are controlled remotely and the company is touting it as a less-expensive and more environmentally-conscious alternative to traditional third-party delivery services. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

5 best tech opportunities for construction companies

Ingenuity. Family owned firms. Tradition. Equipment and personnel first. Construction has long been one of the slowest industries to adopt technology. But it is also partly because there has not been a lot of technology built to meet the needs of the industry. Before smart phones, it was hard to bring technology to the field.