Salad Chain Sweetgreen Buys Kitchen Robotics Startup Spyce

Like many other parts of the robotics world, the epidemic has dramatically increased interest in automated kitchens. Above all, the food and restaurant industry was considered essential in the global shutdown, but finding kitchen workers proved to be a problem for many, especially when questions remained around the infection of COVID’s. This week, the California-based fast-paced casual salad chain announced plans to go into automation with the acquisition of Sweetgreen Spice. Founded in 2015, the Boston-based startup began creating waves as a spinout for MIT mechanical engineering students a few years ago.

First serving food at the school’s dining hall, the team eventually opened a pair of automated restaurants in the Boston area. The startup notes, “Our Spice Restaurant will be open at this time.” Sweetgreen finally plans to incorporate Spice’s technology into its restaurants. It may take some time to scale the chain’s demand, which currently operates more than 120 locations in the United States.

Jonathan, CEO and co-founder of Sweetgreen, said, “We’ve created Sweet Green to connect more people to real food and create healthier fast food for the next generation, and Spice has developed a cutting-edge technology that is fully in line with that vision.” Neman said in a statement.

“By joining forces with their best-in-class team, we will be able to improve the experience of our team members, provide a more consistent customer experience and bring real food to more communities.” Like pizza, salads are a clear goal for primary food automation. They are automatically popular and relatively straightforward – basically a mixture of a bunch of ingredients from different pieces in a bowl.

Sweetgreen quickly noticed that there were no plans to replace the employees directly. 

Like many other parts of the robotics world, the epidemic has dramatically increased interest in automated kitchens. Above all, the food and restaurant industry was considered essential in the global shutdown, but finding kitchen workers proved to be a problem for many, especially when questions remained around the infection of COVID’s. This week, the California-based fast-paced casual salad chain announced plans to go into automation with the acquisition of Sweetgreen Spice. Founded in 2015, the Boston-based startup began creating waves as a spinout for MIT mechanical engineering students a few years ago. First serving food at the school’s dining hall, the team eventually opened a pair of automated restaurants in the Boston area.