A New Restaurant Model in Philadelphia Is Helping Independent Chefs Thrive

Kampar Kitchen Food

Kampar Kitchen Food

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“Why don’t you just sell pizza or sandwiches?” Ange Branca has been asked the question more than once, by landlords or well-meaning chefs trying to advise her on how to cover rent payments or raise profits.

Branca and her husband, John Branca, opened Saté Kampar on Philadelphia’s East Passyunk Avenue in 2016. Within the first year, the Malaysian restaurant inspired by her childhood in Kuala Lumpur was nominated for a James Beard Award and garnered a loyal customer base. But when they had a dispute with their landlord over a rent increase just a few months into the pandemic, the Brancas decided to close up shop. Instead of taking a break, though, they continued working, serving frontline workers and hosting pop-ups.

As they fed the community throughout the summer, Branca saw other restaurants starting to shutter—Filipino food stall Lalo

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How Innovation In Food Robotics Systems Helping Us

Food Robotics Market

Innovation in food robotics systems is transforming the traditional ways in which food has been manufactured, delivered, packed, held, and blended in factories as well as restaurants. As technology has penetrated various sectors across the world, the food sector is no exception. Robots are making their way into different processes from manufacturing to packaging and manufacturers are embracing the systems to save time and improve the efficiency of the entire process. Automation of different processes is a major focus of food industry players and necessary steps have been taken to deploy such systems. From facilities to restaurants, robotics systems have been deployed and tests have been conducted in some places. The demand for food robotics systems would increase in the coming years as they offer benefits in terms of time and efficiency. According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global food robotics market is

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