Chipotle tortilla chip-making robots could combat labor shortage: Miso Robotics CEO
Miso Robotics CEO Michael Bell discusses his company’s partnership with the popular food franchise and says ‘automation is the solution’ to labor shortage.
A robot will soon be making your tortilla chips at Chipotle.
Addressing his company's partnership with Chipotle, Miso Robotics CEO Michael Bell told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast," Friday the tortilla chip-making robot will combat the labor shortage in the U.S., and suggested that "automation is the solution."
"The restaurant industry had a labor gap before the pandemic… the pandemic just accelerated this big gap between the number of jobs and the available labor," he remarked.
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Bell stressed that the labor shortage isn’t "going away soon," and mentioned that there is a big demand to automate tasks in restaurants.
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Last month, Chipotle announced that it’s testing a chip-making robot at its innovation hub in Irvine, Calif. Later this year it will make its debut at a location in the southern part of the state.
Chippy, the robot named and designed by Miso Robotics, will be able to cook and season Chipotle’s popular chips, according to a press release. Bell assisted with the robot design to cater to the popular food franchises’ specific needs.