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The Smartbridge Guide to MURTEC 2020

The conference for multi-unit restaurant technology!

In its 25th year, the MURTEC conference marks an annual milestone for multi-unit restaurants seeking thought-leadership around designing an innovative digital roadmap.

Since 2003, we have seen many restaurant brands invest in innovative technologies that position them well in the market. Smartbridge partnered with many brands on their journey, and from those experiences share what we believe to be the 4 Priorities for 2020 restaurant digital roadmaps:

We look forward to seeing what MURTEC and the Hospitality Technology 2020 Restaurant Technology Study reveal to be priority for restaurant operators!

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Smartbridge Launches KitchIntel at MURTEC – Decision-Making Cooking Intelligence for Multi-Unit Restaurants

  • Immediate return on food consistency, freshness and speed of service for QSRs and Fast Casual
  • KitchIntel tells cook staff when to drop food and how much, based on forecasts tailored to individual stores
  • KitchIntel debuts at MURTEC 2020, with 130 QSR locations already seeing the benefits daily
  • Automation for back-of-house without significant reworking of business systems, less demand on internal resources

HOUSTON, TEXAS, March 2, 2020 – Restaurant technology consultancy Smartbridge has announced the launch of KitchIntel, cooking intelligence to reduce food waste, increase speed of service, ensure freshness and reduce labor training.

KitchIntel installed
KitchIntel is currently operating at 130 stores at a major QSR.


Our origin story begins with food service.

Smartbridge’s experience has been built on our work in forward-thinking restaurants. In 2003, our Founder and CEO created Smartbridge after bringing a loved Texas restaurant brand into the modern IT era. Our boutique consultancy has since partnered with nearly two dozen multi-unit large restaurant brands – QSRs to full-service.

We partner with customers in their journey from IT vision to adoption, and across the plethora of technology options available today. Smartbridge’s comprehensive list of technology and software partnerships gives us the freedom to remain an objective collaborator with our customers. The suite of Smartbridge services includes systems modernization and integration, data & analytics, robotic process automation, AI/ML, and custom development.

An empathetic approach to understanding customer challenges is bred into the Smartbridge culture. It is evidenced by our ability to bring ideation to life for customers and ourselves. As thought leaders with a track record of successful project execution, Smartbridge is committed to fueling innovation, with KitchIntel being a prime example.

In 2019, KitchIntel quickly evolved from idea to proof-of-concept to active deployment. Our first KitchIntel client has vastly improved freshness, speediness and accountability of inventory at 130 locations (read that case study here). We’re excited to work side-by-side with them in 2020 to further evolve their configurations.

In The Press! Our CEO was quoted in Hospitality Tech’s February 2020 article, “Battle for Digital Dominance” >