Tuesday 06 December 2022

Panera Bread to use Miso Robotics’ AI to monitor coffee metrics in the cup

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PASADENA, Calif., USA — Miso Robotics – the company transforming the restaurant industry with robotics and intelligent automation – announced its latest product line, CookRight Coffee. The artificial intelligence-powered system is designed to monitor key coffee metrics such as volume, temperature and time data, and combine these with predictive analytics to guarantee a quality cup of coffee and a more efficient team member experience.

National fast-casual restaurant Panera Bread (“Panera”) is Miso‘s first partner to evaluate and test the CookRight Coffee system.

At Panera, the CookRight Coffee system is designed to improve the coffee monitoring process, eliminating the need for manual checks of the coffee urns and providing easy and accurate insights into coffee volume and temperature.

This allows Panera associates to brew a new batch at precisely the right time so that coffee stays fresh and hot for Panera guests. CookRight Coffee is a cutting-edge innovation supporting Panera’s successful Unlimited Sip Club membership, which allows subscribers to drink unlimited coffee and tea for $8.99/month.

“Panera has a long history of tech innovation in service of meeting the needs of our guests and associates when they walk through our doors each day,” said George Hanson, SVP and Chief Digital Officer of Panera. “CookRight Coffee is a gamechanger when it comes to convenience and operational efficiency, and we are extremely excited to take our coffee station into the future with Miso Robotics.”

CookRight Coffee is Miso’s newest iteration of their CookRight system and is engineered to evolve as it learns its environment and adds new enhancements over time.

“In order to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving restaurant industry, we want our products to come to market quickly and maintain a high level of flexibility,” said Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics. “When we announced the CookRight platform in 2021, we knew we could apply it to various stations at a restaurant as the product developed, and we saw an immediate need for it at the coffee station. We are thrilled that Panera shares in our vision to revamp the coffee monitoring process, and can’t wait for CookRight Coffee to be installed at their restaurants to help customers and team members alike.”

Miso Robotics is primarily funded by individual investors and is one of the most successful crowdfund stories in history. With nearly 18,000 shareholders, the company has raised more than $50MM in crowdfunding to date and is currently in their Series E round, which kicked off with a market valuation of $500 million.

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