Last week, Miso Robotics announced that it has extended its Series E funding round in an attempt to raise an additional £1.5 million, or $1.7 million USD.
The food robotics company also recently announced that Flippy 2 is being used by a UK-based “quick service restaurant brand” and has been installed at one of its Midlands branch locations.
Miso Robotics said it has combined machine learning, computer vision, data analytics, and robotics for commercial kitchens. It offers the Flippy frying robot, the CookRight grilling assistant, and the Sippy automated beverage dispenser
Flippy 2 crosses The Atlantic
“Flippy 2 is already being used by leading American fast-food restaurant chains such as White Castle, Jack in the Box, Inspire Brands (the parent company of Buffalo Wild Wings, Arby's and Sonic), Wings and Rings and Wing Zone,” the company said in a statement. “The launch in the UK is Miso's first Flippy unit to be installed outside of the US.”
The company said its Flippy robots have cooked over 400,000 lb. of fried food and have clocked nearly 31,000 hours of cooking. On top of that, it has learned to cook more than 45 food items.
“While Miso is starting with its first UK location, plans are in place to expand to other brands throughout next year and beyond,” the company said.
“Bringing Flippy to the UK is a true testament to all of the hard work our team has done from both an R&D and innovation standpoint,” said Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics. “We've been preparing for this moment for years and do not take it lightly. Although this is our first international install, rest assured, Flippy 2 is battle-tested and we can't wait for UK customers to experience its capabilities firsthand!”
Miso Robotics is primarily funded by individual investors. With nearly 25,000 shareholders, the company has raised more than $70 million globally in crowdfunding to date. Miso plans to use the additional funds from its Series E+ round extension to continue its expansion in the UK and beyond.