May 4, 2021

MisoRoboticsSW400x275Miso Robotics, which develops intelligent automation solutions for the foodservice industry, has announced a stand-alone software as a service (SaaS) offering, CookRight. The artificial intelligence-powered cooking platform can automatically identify and track products and tasks within a kitchen.

The company said the foodservice industry has historically relied on humans to manually follow a cooking workflow that meets cooking standards set by operators and health officials. For example, a worker is expected to monitor cook time, quality, and consistency of food in kitchens. While most cooks think they are accurately overseeing items on the grill, the traditional practices of relying on a wall clock, manual timer, or intuition when deciding to flip or remove items has continuously caused food to be undercooked, or cooked inconsistently. 

Miso’s CookRight offers a proven method to ensure food safety and cooking standards are met, the company said. An advanced AI platform that incorporates machine learning, sensors, and computer vision, CookRight served as the foundation of Miso Robotics’ flagship product, Flippy – known for its robotic grilling and frying capabilities. The software allows workers to track a food item on a grill and monitor the cooking time automatically to deliver precision-level cooking. The software provides a data-rich workflow with alerts built in to guide staff and keep cooking on track from the moment an item is placed on the grill. Miso said CookRight offers an easy-to-navigate UI that helps employees focus on customer service needs such as speed, accuracy, and quality. 

The release of CookRight as a stand-alone software service lets operators apply precision cooking to several grilled food items on their menus without the need to purchase Flippy, giving them access to technology that can help reduce operational expenses and deliver the best customer experience possible, Miso said.

“The beauty of CookRight and its machine learning capabilities is that it can literally learn how to identify any item placed on a grill and know how long it needs to be cooked, moved, or flipped in real-time,” said Buck Jordan, president and chairman of Miso Robotics. “CookRight obtains unprecedented amounts of information on kitchen operations that have never been captured before – leading to better food for customers, a better workplace for kitchen staff, and cost savings for restaurant owners. It’s the partner restaurant operators and staff need in the kitchen. This is a critical time for the industry and solutions like CookRight can truly turn the tide and move us into recovery.”

CookRight comes with a self-installation kit that includes a user interface tablet, camera(s), and a small computer. In addition to burgers, CookRight can provide precision grilling to chicken, fish, steak, sausage, hot dogs, and more. The company said it plans to expand cooking “applications” to other common quick-service menu items. As soon as a product goes on the grill, CookRight immediately identifies what the item is (with greater than 96% accuracy) and starts the timer for it – eliminating human error such as starting a timer late or not at all. The software also can identify exactly where a product is placed on the grill, and learn each grill’s heat distribution to cook those items more precisely. Alerts are sent to kitchen staff when an action needs to occur, such as flipping the product or taking it off the grill.

The software also provides operational insights, including real-time metrics, automated reporting and data drill-downs, in order to improve food quality, drive efficiency and save money. The software can also monitor for supply chain issues, using data to track problems with the food instead of relying on the person cooking it.

CookRight is available through a subscription model. For more details, visit the Miso Robotics website. In April 2020, the company launched a crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest and has raised more than $21 million. To invest in the company, visit this website.