Karakuri is the first company to open up its robotic kitchen systems with existing restaurant software.
04 May 2022
Karakuri becomes the first company to open up its robotic kitchen systems to work with existing restaurant software.
Vita Mojo, the leading restaurant technology platform, is the first to be certified to integrate with Karakuri’s smart kitchen system

The Karakuri - Robot Ready programme enables restaurant and catering operators to have confidence that their existing software systems will integrate with Karakuri’s current and future robotic kitchen systems.

25 April 2022 London, UK: Karakuri, the world's leading provider of smart kitchen systems, has today launched “Karakuri - Robot Ready”, its new certification programme for third-party restaurant software, products and services. In an industry-first, Karakuri - Robot Ready certification will assure quick service (QSR), Fast Casual Restaurants and B&I operators that their existing software will work seamlessly with Karakuri’s innovative smart kitchen robotic systems.

The Karakuri - Robot Ready certification enables rapid, seamless integration of Karakuri’s smart robotic kitchens with the existing ecosystem of EPOS, Kitchen Display Systems (KDS), and Kitchen Management Systems (KMS). Karakuri - Robot Ready enables restaurants to embrace automation at lower integration costs and timescales, allowing Karakuri’s customers to realise the performance benefits of kitchen automation and the maximum ROI.

Vita Mojo, the award-winning digital ordering and restaurant management system who work with the likes of Nando’s, YO! and LEON, is the first to be accredited with the Karakuri - Robot Ready” certification and its ordering, EPOS and management software has been integrated with Karakuri’s Semblr, the automated meal assembly system, currently in operation at Ocado’s headquarters in Hatfield.

Barney Wragg, CEO and founder of Karakuri, said “Karakuri - Robot Ready is a major step in our journey of improving food quality and the kitchen workplace through automation and smart systems. The restaurant software ecosystem is complex and many of our customers rely on multiple solutions from multiple vendors to operate their businesses. As each restaurant is unique, we wanted to give reassurance to our customers that Karakuri’s robotics will work with the systems they already have in place. Karakuri - Robot Ready is a guarantee of smooth integration in the same way Apple Homekit or Amazon’s Works with Alexa assures consumers of device interoperability.”

Stefan Catoiu, Co-founder, Vita Mojo said: "We're thrilled to be the first to be accredited by Karakuri - Robot Ready and to be operating in partnership with Karakuri’s Semblr at Ocado. This is an exciting step forward in our goal to improve the way the world eats and drinks through transformational technology. Using Vita Mojo’s advanced digital ordering features, Ocado staff have the freedom to place an order from their own device and personalise their meal with a range of add-ons and customisations. By integrating Vita Mojo’s restaurant technology with Karakuri's smart kitchen system, we have unlocked a powerful end-to-end solution for both operators and customers alike.

In-person demos are available at Ocado’s headquarters to see how Karakuri’s Semblr robot and Vita Mojo’s ‘Karakuri - Robot Ready’ software are working harmoniously together. Contact to arrange to see the future of smart kitchens in action.