Carnival Foods enters the world of kitchen automation with Mukunda Foods

The brand has installed automation like Eco-Fryer, Wokie, and Dosamatic across Mumbai, Kochi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
Automation

Carnival Cinemas subsidiary Carnival Foods recently made its debut in the automation segment by collaborating with Mukunda Foods, one of the leading Bangalore-based automation companies for QSR and food courts in Carnival theatres.

“Each Carnival QSR is a celebration destination for our customers. It serves some of the most loved cuisines, and we wanted to serve them the best irrespective of if it's a Lucknow outlet or a Kochi outlet. The intelligent kitchen automation with IoT has been a great accelerator here; AI-based standard operating procedure (SoP) and hygiene monitoring system gives a standardized experience. With automatic machines like Eco-Fryer, Wokie and Dosamatic, the QSR store can efficiently run 5-15 specialized Purple Foods brands since these machines can cook almost 80% of the cuisines,” said Rajeev Kumar, CEO, Carnival Food.

Carnival Foods has opened 25 new outlets in the last three months and is planning to scale up to 200 more.

The brand has installed automation like Eco-Fryer, Wokie, and Dosamatic across Mumbai, Kochi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.

They are also planning to execute this model at their Cinema level food court across 80 cinemas, starting with one in Mumbai.

“The commercial kitchens always needed automation, but people were not able to make out the long-term benefits. But with new-age brands like Carnival, trends are changing, and they would set up a live example of why automation is a must for multi-outlet brands,” shared Eshwar K Vikas, Co-Founder & CEO, Mukunda Foods by adding that very few brands look at automation with a broader perspective and understand the additional benefits like low turnaround time, high hygiene standards, minimal wastage, and Carnival could.

Automation has been helping ventures in the market to grow without compromising with their quality when their employees are on vacation, change in the operation staff or opening new outlets. It has made a difference in aiding the brands to maintain SOPs while simplifying their work and increasing efficiency without disrupting the flavours.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU