Smart Commercial Kitchen Equipment
Connected kitchen solutions drive new revenue streams for commercial equipment manufacturers
Manufacturers of commercial kitchen equipment are disrupting the status quo and building more than just machines with electrical equipment in them. Smart kitchen solutions revolutionize how commercial kitchens operate and maintain their equipment while at the same time creating new opportunities for their manufacturers. Here are 4 smart commercial kitchen features being implemented in products that are transforming businesses:
- Over-the-Air Recipe/Menu Updates: Restaurant chains modify recipes and menus frequently. This requires changes to the programs in the ovens and other kitchen equipment to accommodate the new recipes. Instead of manually configuring 1000s of microwave ovens across the country with an enormous potential for human error, restaurant chains can enter the new recipe through their web portal, have the recipe changes approved, and then propagated to all the ovens across the world in a matter of seconds saving 1000s of man hours while keeping quality high for the restaurant chain.
- Temperature Alerting: The ultimate low hanging fruit for restaurant owners and service companies alike. Be alerted when the temperature of your commercial fridge or freezer is out of bounds. Automate the deployment of service techs to fix the issue quickly or prove that the temperature remained within bounds for optimum food safety with no inventory loss.
- Predictive Maintenance: Minimize unscheduled downtime and help control inventory costs through predictive maintenance. Utilizing AI algorithms, service organizations and manufacturers alike are predicting when repairable and replaceable items are due for maintenance allowing them to save on on-demand inventory and generate new revenue through auto-replenishment of consumables.
- Grease Build-up Prevention Alarm: Restaurant fires caused by grease build up in a kitchen exhaust system can give restaurant owners and insurance companies headaches alike. By connecting sensors and configuring alarms, lower your fire risk by letting cleaning companies and restaurant owners know when their exhaust systems are due for a cleaning. Spin up a SaaS revenue stream or enhance your services business with this solution.
If you are a commercial kitchen equipment manufacturer looking to capture some of these opportunities, contact us for more information about how we can help you implement these features.