Your walk-in is texting you. Your fryer is demanding new oil. And your vent hoods are turning themselves on.
Welcome to the era of IoT in restaurants. “For years equipment manufacturers and designers have been predicting the arrival of the internet-of-things connected restaurant kitchen,” Restaurant Hospitality reports, “one where appliances sync to the cloud, equipment is accessed remotely, the daily grind of temperature monitoring is fully automated, and ovens that are about to fail send warnings to management or message for replacement parts.” But for restaurant operators, is the switch to IoT systems worth it?