Moving Forward: Trending Technology 

Feb 25, 2023

The restaurant industry is constantly evolving, and we’ll likely see new technologies emerge that will change how restaurants operate and serve customers. Here are some potential technologies that we might see in the coming in the future:

  1. Robotics and Automation: We may see more restaurants adopt robots and automation to perform cooking, cleaning, and serving tasks. This can help reduce labor costs and increase efficiency.
  2. Virtual and Augmented Reality: Virtual and augmented reality technologies can help restaurants create immersive dining experiences for customers. For example, customers can take virtual tours of a restaurant’s kitchen or view a 3D rendering of a menu item before ordering.
  3. AI-powered Personalization: Artificial intelligence can create personalized dining experiences based on customer preferences and previous orders. This can help restaurants improve customer loyalty and increase sales.
  4. Contactless Ordering and Payment: With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, contactless ordering and payment methods have become increasingly popular. In 2023, we may see more restaurants adopt technologies such as QR codes, mobile ordering, and mobile payment options.
  5. Internet of Things (IoT) Devices: IoT devices can help restaurants automate inventory management, food safety monitoring, and equipment maintenance. This can help reduce costs and improve efficiency.
  6. Voice-activated Assistants: Voice-activated assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant can take orders and answer customer questions. This can help reduce labor costs and improve customer service.
  7. Blockchain-based Supply Chain Management: Blockchain technology can be used to create a transparent and secure supply chain, allowing restaurants to track the origin of their ingredients and ensure food safety.


The OB7 Max 12 at Middleby Marshall Innovation Kitchen


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Turbo Chef at at Middleby Marshall Innovation Kitchen


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The PUC at Middleby Marshall Innovation Kitchen

The restaurant industry is poised for continued technological innovation in 2023 and beyond. Restaurants that adopt these new technologies will be better positioned to compete in a rapidly evolving marketplace and provide superior customer experiences.