Solving Back-of-House Restaurant Challenges with Automation

Since our founding in 1955, Antunes has grown to become a leading custom solutions provider of countertop cooking equipment and water treatment systems for the global foodservice market.

Backed by a commitment to excellence in design innovation and unparalleled personal service, our team of industry experts and best in class engineers ensures we deliver groundbreaking solutions and products of the highest quality.

With customized equipment solutions that meets a real-world challenge in the market, Antunes has helped customers in more than 119 countries expand their menus, increase efficiency and enhance food quality through automation.


Antunes Lays the Groundwork for Foodservice Automation

With more than 65 years in business, Antunes is uniquely aware of the foodservice industry’s long-standing need and ever-growing demand for improved efficiencies, increased labor savings, consistency in end-product, employee safety, and – particularly in these times – more hygienic preparation methods.

While automation has already transformed countless industries, its adoption in the foodservice market is poised for breakthrough.

With a mission to not just solve problems, but create solutions for our customers, last year, Antunes completed a strategic acquisition of Automated Manufacturing Solutions in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Becoming the Antunes Innovation Center, this acquisition enables Antunes to pioneer the path for automation in foodservice preparation.


The Rewards of Restaurant Kitchen Automation

Antunes’ modular automation solutions are the first of their kind, employing proven automation and mechanization technology to automate and standardize labor-intensive processes in front- and back-of-house restaurant operations.

Backed by decades of industry experience and engineering expertise, Antunes designs each automated solution with modularity unique to the industry – allowing functions to be be combined or used individually for ease of use and the most efficient footprint.

Versatile and flexible, the benefits of automation technology are virtually limitless:

  • Touchless food preparation
  • Labor savings (enabling the deployment of shift labor to more meaningful customer-related tasks)
  • Modular, expandable design
  • Consistent menu item quality
  • Increased throughput/process speeds
  • Adjustable ingredient portioning
  • Remote changes to menus through IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity
  • Significantly reduced food waste
  • Improved data collection
  • Improved food safety and maintenance via onboard automatic CIP (clean in place)

And this is only the beginning.

These automation benefits add up to increased efficiencies that ensure improved foodservice cost savings and streamlined operations. Antunes’ cost-effective, touchless kitchen solutions provide foodservice operators with new opportunities to address their greatest operational challenges.

Explore the latest in Antunes automation with the latest video demonstrations, and listen to the “Around the Table” podcast on automation to learn more about how Antunes’ touchless kitchen technology can transform your restaurant operations. Contact our team so that we can collaborate on an automated solution that best fits your restaurant’s singular needs.