Restaurant Staff Shortages Pique Appetite For Automation
Across the country, restaurant operators are reporting steep staff shortages, and are struggling to hire both cooks and wait staff. But the bottom line is there aren’t enough people in the labor pool,” said Buck Jordan, co-founder and president of Miso Robotics, a restaurant automation startup best known for its burger-flipping robot Flippy. Miso is one of several funded startups in the restaurant automation space developing labor-saving technologies. The playersA search through the Crunchbase funding dataset unearthed at least 10 U.S. startups in the restaurant automation space that have raised a few million dollars or more. Crowdfunding also seems to be a viable option for automation startups.