Rebel Foods is tapping IoT to scale its QSR chain

Working with AWS, Rebel Foods has built an IoT platform that allows it to automate cooking processes, and keep track of inventory, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, and more.
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Behrouz Biryani, Mandarin Oak, Oven Story, and Sweet Truth — these are just some of the QSR brands operated by Rebel Foods, which believes it was born out of the marriage of great food and innovative tech. 

The largest cloud kitchen restaurant chain in India began life as a brick-and-mortar business with one brand, Faasos, in 2011. Today, it operates more than 350 cloud kitchens in India, as well as in the UAE, South East Asia, and the UK. 

Now, the Mumbai-based dark kitchen company is looking to further leverage tech, in particular IoT, AI, and robotics, in all its cloud kitchens. Computer vision and AI is helping chefs at Rebel Foods automate the entire cooking process, courtesy some ‘very intelligent equipment’ — a robotic wok and dum machine, and automated tawas and auto fryers.

Automated Dark Kitchens named Wokie by Rebel Foods

“We created a tech platform that works as the core. Culinary delight and technology are the two big pieces inside our operating system’s puzzle. From procurement and warehousing to supply chain, kitchen ops, and delivery, everything runs on a platform that has been built in-house by our tech and product teams,” says Soumyadeep Barman, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, Rebel Foods.

These intelligent machines have been installed in 50 kitchens, and the cloud kitchen operator plans to roll them out in 100 more kitchens in FY22. 

Here’s more about how Rebel Food’s is set to disrupt this space further by leveraging cutting-age tech in its kitchens.


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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

Soumyadeep Barman, Co-founder of Rebel Foods

“Whatever we do, we look at it from a customer lens. It might require some amount of capex and investment in people, teams, and machines, but at the end of the day, we want our customers to love our products.” 

Soumyadeep Barman, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, Rebel Foods


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