Epicure Robotics is building India's first automated fast-casual restaurant chain that serves consistent, personalised, and lip-smacking food cooked by in-house robotic kitchens.
Despite the profitability potential of the fast casual restaurant industry, many people hesitate to start or fail to scale their restaurants due to various challenges such as expensive real estate, dependence on skilled labour, managerial skills requirements, and low profitability. According to reports, a significant number of restaurants shut down within the first year of operations. Epicure Robotics aims to solve these challenges by introducing robotic kitchens in their restaurant chain.
Epicure Robotics offers consistent personalised food through their restaurant chain where their in-house robotic kitchen cooks through the process of dispensing ingredients, sautéing, frying, and blending. This ensures consistency, hygiene, and reduces dependency on skilled labour. Their deep tech POS software amends recipes, suggests menu changes, offers personalization to customers, generates inventory lists, and connects with food aggregators. By automating four out of six tasks involved in running a restaurant, Epicure Robotics minimises workforce requirements, optimises inventory, ensures standardisation, and reduces cooking time.
With the increasing trend of consuming outside food and the growing labour shortage, Epicure Robotics' solution is timely and addresses a pain point in the industry. The scalability of their robotic kitchengives them the power for rapid scaling of their restaurants without compromising on the quality of the food and experience.
Go-to-Market Strategy: In the next 6 months, they will start India’s first automated restaurant. In the next 3 years, they are aiming to open a chain of 20 outlets serving consistent personalised food across 4 cities.
Gokulraj KS and Aditya Mehta, co-founders of Epicure Robotics, bring extensive experience in robotics and business domains. They have worked on previous robotics projects, including a robotic kitchen with mobile robots for a US client. Their combined expertise in electronics, software, mechanical engineering, and business positions them well to lead Epicure Robotics in disrupting the restaurant industry.
We are bullish on the entire robotics space. Epicure is building a unique way to run and operate fast casual restaurants, addressing a huge problem of labour management through robotics. Standardization and consistency assurance is an absolute requirement for these kitchens which will be achieved via their robotic kitchen and operations management softwares. The team has complimentary skills, with no clear competitor.
Epicure Robotics presents a compelling investment opportunity to revolutionize the fast casual industry in India. With their innovative robotic kitchen and deep tech software, they are establishing modern day fast casual restaurants independent of skilled workers. With thir robotic kitchens, they can scale without compromising on taste and quality and provide personalised food to every customer, with the same robotic kitchen they can start multiple brands of restaurant by just amending different recipes to it.