This startup is disrupting the QSR model with AI- & IoT-driven kitchen tech

Set up in a college hostel back in 2014, Mukunda Foods has sold its products to about 6,000 restaurants that make Chinese, South Indian, Mughlai and other genres

Namit Gupta New Delhi
Photo Caption: Mukunda Foods Cofounders (from left): Eshwar K Vikas, Sudeep Sabat and Rakesh Patil

Photo Caption: Mukunda Foods Cofounders (from left): Eshwar K Vikas, Sudeep Sabat and Rakesh Patil

In 2022, when Zomato acquired 16.6 per cent stake in food robotics company Mukunda Foods, everyone wanted to know more about this firm. The investment led by Zomato valued the company at $30 million. It was also seen as a push for Zomato's pursuit of delivering fresh food in 10 minutes. That pilot has been closed.
Rather many of the quick commerce players have shelved their instant food pilots or the time to deliver has gone up from 10-20 minutes to 20-30 minutes.
Mukunda with its robotics and automated cooking tech was supposed to be at the forefront but that has changed now.

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First Published: Apr 19 2023 | 4:46 PM IST

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