Karakuri hires Kraft Heinz’s Kevin Garry to nurture tech firm’s relationship with global QSR players
26 September 2022
Karakuri, the company revolutionising quick service (QSR) and fast casual restaurants with intelligent, robotic kitchen automation, today announces the appointment of Kevin Garry as its new Director of Global Business Development. Kevin, who joins from Kraft Heinz, will be pivotal in the tech firm’s drive to deliver intelligent kitchen automation to the global QSR market through the development of commercial partnerships for its latest range of kitchen robotics innovation.

Kevin will bring a wealth of QSR and foodservice industry experience to Karakuri, having previously held the role of UK Channel Lead for QSR and Leisure at Kraft Heinz, as well as foodservice roles with Kerry Group and McDonalds UK. In this new role, Kevin will be responsible for fostering new partnerships with QSR and Fast Casual brands as Karakuri rolls out its new/FRYR™ automated fry lines later this year.

Barney Wragg, CEO and co-founder of Karakuri said, “We have ambitious plans for Karakuri and our new /FRYR automated fry line. Kevin will play a pivotal role in building bridges between our tech team and our QSR and fast casual restaurant partners to deliver real change to commercial kitchens through automation.

Our mission is to deliver the future of foodservice - built around people, innovative technology and great food. Kevin’s understanding of the QSR market is invaluable to our business as it will feed into our development of intelligent robotic systems that can deliver superior quality food, exceptional customer service and cost savings to the industry.”

Kevin Garry added, “We have the rare opportunity to change the face of foodservice operations, putting tech and automation at the very centre of the kitchen. To make this happen, innovative, forward thinking players from the tech and foodservice worlds need to work
hand-in-hand. This is why I am so excited to be working with Karakuri and to nurture these relationships, to truly make the future a reality.”

Kevin Garry and the Karakuri team will be at the Commercial Kitchen Show in London’s ExCel 14-15 September.

To set up a meeting at the exhibition or beyond please email