Food delivery is exploding and ghost kitchens (or cloud kitchens) offer a level of flexibility and affordability that has never before been seen in the restaurant industry. For ghost kitchens, efficiency is everything. Maximizing space means improving the flow of materials to and from each kitchen. Finished orders need to be kept warm or cold and handed off to the right driver without any delay.
Introducing automation to a ghost kitchen's operation has many benefits. An AerNode integrated into an exterior wall of a ghost kitchen will allow drivers to pick up orders without leaving their vehicle. Multiple pickup terminals eliminate bottlenecks during peak hours and limited human involvement eliminates errors and delays during handoff. The AerNode is capable of ingesting packages directly from a conveyor belt. RFID tags, barcodes, and QR codes are all acceptable ways of identifying packages and we provide APIs and other tools to make integration fast.
Ghost kitchens can seamlessly integrate with any delivery provider on our platform. Delivery providers can deeply integrate with our API and use predictive AI to further reduce pickup times. For delivery providers not on our platform, a pickup PIN can be sent to drivers to pick up their orders. The AerNode is unparalleled in its capability and is a necessary tool for every ghost kitchen.