Restaurants are dealing with unprecedented challenges right now, balancing the need to attract back customers lost during the pandemic, meet new cleanliness requirements and expectations, handle employment strain, and delight customers in new ways. The advent of advanced new technologies means that robots might provide the solution restaurants need now to meet these challenges.
From cleaning to service help, employee support to satisfying guests, hospitality robots are helping restaurant owners and changing our industry.
Robots Improve Cleaning
The Covid-19 pandemic taught us that disinfection is essential not only to the health and safety of restaurant staff and guests, but also to the comfort and ease these guests feel when choosing to dine on site. But disinfecting a food-prep area, a busy restaurant and other spaces can require extensive staff time. New UV-cleaning robots, such as the RoverUV Mobile Disinfection Robot, provide rapid, hands-free, effective disinfection using UV light. With no water or chemicals, UV light kills harmful microorganisms found on surfaces and in the air.
With a UV-cleaning robot, your staff can focus on cleaning dishes and wiping surfaces, while the robot ensures furniture, upholstery, fabric, walls and even the air are fully disinfected.
Robots Simplify Food Delivery
With the shortage of qualified restaurant employees, restaurant owners are doing all they can to improve working conditions for their staff. One way to do so is to remove rote tasks from already-busy employees, freeing them to focus on their skills and helping guests. Robots can perform several basic tasks, improving efficiency and keeping your staff happy.
Robots like the Matradee and Matradee X can efficiently and safely deliver food to tables or, for hotel-based restaurants, to hotel guests as room service. The robots use sensors to navigate even crowded rooms without bumping into tables, objects or people. Well-balanced and sleek, they can carry a variety of plates, trays and drinks.
Robots Delight Diners
Not only can robots perform tasks like food delivery, they also delight customers eager to see the “next cool thing” during their dining experience. Food-delivery robots add a differentiator to your restaurant, a reason for diners to want to come in for the experience and then share it with their friends on social media. Restaurants wanting to stand out from the crowd will want a few robots on staff to assist their wait teams.
Ready to discuss robots for your restaurant?
The team at Prospera Health & Hospitality can discuss with you the right type of robot to meet your restaurant needs, and help you make the best choice for your investment. Contact us today to discuss how robots can improve your restaurant operations.