Supermarket Perimeter - April 2022 - 59

INSIDER
EQUIPMENT
Portion control
TECHNOLOGY
Recipe management
by automating the assembly
process. Our Makeline automates
the production of digital orders,
and our KitchenOS augments
labor with efficient workflows
and actionable insights. "
Hyphen was designed to
AUTOMATION
by Andy Nelson
AN AUTOMATION SPECIALIST
that helps commissaries and
other central kitchens save time
and labor in food production has
big expansion plans following a
major funding boost.
San Jose, Calif.-based Hyphen,
which uses software and robotics
to help improve efficiency and
consistency, is the beneficiary of
a $24 million Series A financing
round led by Tiger Global, with
participation from Steve Fredette,
the co-founder and president of
Toast, Inc., according to Hyphen.
Hyphen has raised $34.4
million to date and will use the
funds to build out their factory,
expand into new markets, invest
in R&D for next-generation
products, and deploy with
customers across the United
States, according to the company.
With the new round of
financing, Hyphen is aggressively
hiring designers, engineers, and
operators to support their plans
to scale to five markets this year
and next.
" We're thrilled to bring on
such a strong group of strategic
investors to support our mission
of putting commercial kitchens
on autopilot, " said Stephen Klein,
Hyphen's CEO and co-founder.
" Razor-thin margins have
plagued the restaurant industry
for decades, but the pandemic
exacerbated this with inefficient
fulfillment of digital orders
and a massive labor shortage.
Hyphen solves this dilemma
be used by anyone, Klein said.
Its user interface is simple and
intuitive, like a smartphone, so
you can train employees fast.
With push-to-unlock features,
Hyphen requires no tools for
cleaning, and each component
fits into a standard 3 - comp sink
or commercial dishwasher.
Hyphen also updates itself
with continuous and scheduled
maintenance.
With Hyphen, commissaries
and other central kitchens can
produce 350 or more meals per
hour and increase production
capacity 17-fold, all with +/- 2%
portion accuracy and 99.9% order
accuracy.
Hyphen also helps customers
deal with the problem of chronic
labor shortages. As millions of
workers left the food industry
during the pandemic, order
inaccuracy increased by 22%.
Food providers are increasingly
looking toward automation to
help their businesses.
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Applications
include
6, 10 & 18 Hotel Pan
Cabinets: Build a
custom makeline to fit
your menu with three
cabinet options, offering
a range of hotel pan sizes
and configurations.
Tray Denesting Module:
Automatically dispenses
a bowl or plate, so
orders keep flowing.
Mixing Module: Create
the perfect distribution of
ingredients for salads and
bowls - without the mess.
Lid & Label Module:
Automatically secure lids and
labels with the customer's
name and meal info.
Staging Module:
Consolidate multiple menu
items in a single order
and stage orders based
on pick-up or delivery.
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HYPHEN
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