Wing Zone, a leading fast-casual chicken brand, has announced its partnership with Miso Robotics. Miso Robotics’ aim is to transform the restaurant industry with robotics and intelligent automation. As a result of this partnership, Wing Zone will make Flippy 2, a robotic fryer, a part of its restaurant operations for future locations. This marks the first global brand to bring robotics into its operations.
“With over 100 new shops in our current development pipeline, our technology roadmap relies heavily on strategic partnerships with companies like Miso, a pioneer in the field of food automation, that has the knowledge, data and resources to design robotics solutions that maximize our efficiency and provide a better overall customer experience,” said David Bloom, chief development and operating officer of Wing Zone.
“Our industry is in dire need of automation, and we are more than ready to deploy it at scale to continue growing our business.”
The partnership will go alongside the newly announced Wing Zone Labs, an agreement signed with a multi-unit franchisee to support the brand’s overall innovation efforts. Wing Zone Labs will experiment with Flippy 2 at 20 of its locations, and will handle the frying station for chicken wings among other menu items.
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce a truly ground-breaking partnership with Wing Zone to incorporate back-of-house automation into all of its future restaurants from this point forward,” said Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics.
“No other brand has accepted automation to this degree, and we don’t take their trust in us lightly. We want to establish Wing Zone as the franchise of the future, and this is just the first step in doing so.”