Understand what it means to have a robot in the kitchen with the CEO of Picnic.

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Clayton Wood, CEO at Picnic, is pursuing innovation by making automation the future. Picnic is the essential back-of-house assembly line. The modular food prep station assembles your pizzas with precision and speed, delivering a consistent product every time. Say hello to the future of restaurant tech with this week’s podcast episode!

Here’s one of our highlights from this episode and Clayton’s answers to some of our questions:

Featured takeaway: Automation isn’t about humanoid machines taking over your kitchen.

“People have a preconception about automation, robots, and food. People think robots look like a person with arms. What we mean is it’s built to do a job, just like any appliance in the kitchen.”

What is the most important aspect of the guest experience nowadays? (12:23)

“Consistency. People want quality consistency, nobody wants to have a mystery meal when they go and place an order.”

Who deserves an ovation in the restaurant industry? (20:38)

Pizza HQ in New Jersey.

“They’re innovative and creating a whole new business model. They’re building it around pizza automation with picnic you know they’re serving schools they’re making quality pizza in bulk, with just the two partners.”

For more, check out Picnic’s website!

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