Karakuri, a company pioneering robotics-powered kitchens, announces it has partnered with leading UK alt meat brand Quorn to optimize preparation of Quorn’s plant-based meats in QSR and fast casual restaurant settings.
“Our partnership with Quorn will allow us to understand the optimal conditions needed for Quorn products”
Through the partnership, Karakuri and Quorn will work together to ensure that the latter’s products, including meatless nuggets, buttermilk fillets and wings, are “fried to perfection” using Karakuri’s specially automated /FRYR fry lines.
With a growing number of restaurants offering Quorn’s meat-free products, Karakuri says its technology provides ideal cooking and storage parameters to simplify food service.
Solving big challenges
“Karakuri represents an exciting transformation of QSR and fast casual kitchens and Quorn is excited to be the first meat-free company to be partnering with them,” said Phil Thornborrow, Foodservice Director at Quorn Professionals. “Through our partnership, Quorn will benefit from the development of cutting-edge technology in optimising the quality offered to our customers.
“Maintaining quality and consistency are the biggest challenges facing the fast-paced QSR and fast casual industry. It’s great to see products, like our nuggets and buttermilk fillets, work perfectly with the /FRYR fry line, and to see it cook each of them exactly how we intended.”
According to the UK-based Karakuri, restaurants are increasingly embracing intelligent kitchen automation to streamline operations, while providing perfectly cooked food to their customers. Using this technology, dishes can be prepared more quickly and consistently for consumers, while helping restaurants to become more efficient and cut down on operations costs.
Providing the “best experience”
“Global demand for meat-free alternatives continues to grow and QSR and fast casual restaurants are increasingly adding vegetarian and vegan offerings to their menus,” stated Barney Wragg, founder and CEO of Karakuri.
“Ensuring the correct storage and preparation of these products is key to providing the best possible customer experience. Our partnership with Quorn will allow us to understand the optimal conditions needed for Quorn products, and to ensure our game-changing /FRYR fry lines cook and serve Quorn meat-free products exactly as intended. The result is tasty and delicious products cooked perfectly every time.”