The Future of Commercial Kitchen Automation with Industry Experts and the Manufacturer Leading the Way
Automation Solutions Panel Hosted by Antunes Featuring Industry Leaders
CAROL STREAM, IL – Antunes, a global manufacturer of custom food service equipment including automation solutions, hosted Kitchen Automation: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward at the Restaurant Leadership Conference 2021. The panel features leaders in the industry from Global QSR chains with experience adopting and utilizing automation in various applications and is now live on Antunes’ website. You can watch the complete video here.
Covering the benefits of automation and the mentality needed to embrace the technology, the panel is directed by moderator and Antunes’ President, Dan Hartlein. Providing their take on automation includes featured panelist Thomas Grote, Chief Catalyst Officer at the Edge Innovation Hub / Donato’s Pizza, Jeff Cook, Chief Operating Officer for EMJAC Industries with engineering lead experience at McDonald’s and Burger King and Peter Cryan, VP of Equipment Innovation and Automation at Inspire Brands.
Understanding customer issues, Antunes manufacturers custom automation products as a solution to ease labor shortages and maintain food quality while allowing customers to utilize their resources in other ways such as improving their customers’ experience.
“Automation… benefits are consistency, better quality, food safety and training… with more Automation I can teach somebody in half the time,” said Thomas Grote, Chief Catalyst Officer at the Edge Innovation Hub / Donato’s Pizza and user of Antunes’ Automatic Sauce Dispenser automation solution.
Key takeaways of the panel include suggestions such as evaluate where equipment function is on your restaurant’s priorities list with an emphasis on ensuring companies continue growing in that area.
“Equipment Function… should be thought of as the enabler to the menu of the future.” Jeff Cook, Chief Operating Officer for EMJAC Industries with engineering lead experience at McDonald’s and Burger King.
Adapt to challenges in the industry with Antunes’ custom automation solutions. Qualifying QSR chains can work with their local representative to get a free audit on your commercial kitchen.
For more: Please visit antunes.com/kitchen-innovation or call (800) 253-2991
Antunes is a leading custom foodservice equipment manufacturer, specializing in countertop cooking, water treatment and automation solutions for global operations. Headquartered in Carol Stream, IL, Antunes is driven by a commitment to provide reliable performance, customer-focused service and premium quality.