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Friday, September 22, 2023

SOFTBANK Robotics Launches Sales of CHEFFY, an Automated Cooking Robot! Famous Restaurants Participate in Menu Development

SoftBank Robotics will start selling CHEFFY, an automatic cooking robot that serves ramen supervised by famous restaurants, to offices, lodging facilities, commercial facilities, and restaurants in Japan on September 7!

Robot that can cook automatically in as fast as 90 seconds

CHEFFY is a robot that can automatically cook fresh, hot ramen in as fast as 90 seconds, something no other automated cooking solution can achieve. This characteristic makes it possible to serve ramen from famous Japanese restaurants that are highly acclaimed around the world to accommodations, commercial facilities, restaurants, offices, etc. throughout Japan*1.
The "special bowl" was developed with the full cooperation of Gourmet Innovation Corporation (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Takuma Inoue, President), which operates the ramen ordering site "Takumen.com," with the participation of Japan's leading and famous ramen restaurants. The "special cup" was developed with the full cooperation of Gourmet Innovations Co.
Product Web page URL:https://www.softbankrobotics.com/jp/product/autocook/cheffy/

Participating ramen stores (11 stores)

Ramen menu on sale

Ramen menu to be sold in the future*2

Advantages of Installed Facilities

Case Studies

In conjunction with the launch of CHEFFY in Japan, GURUNAVI FOODHALL WYE, operated by Gurunavi Corporation (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Akiro Sugihara), will begin operating CHEFFY today at Tenkubashi.

Takeshi Takahashi, Store Development Department, Innovation Division, Gurunavi Inc:

GURUNAVI FOODHALL WYE offers local cuisine from all over the country under the concept of "a place where you can find new 'deliciousness' in local food. With the introduction of "CHEFFY," GURUNAVI FOODHALL WYE is now able to offer a new lineup of ramen dishes supervised by famous restaurants. We expect a wide range of customers, including not only Japanese customers but also foreign tourists visiting Japan, to use this one-stop store to enjoy the tastes of multiple restaurants.

In addition, we have begun operating Pepper PARLOR (Tokyu Plaza Shibuya), a casual dining restaurant operated by our company where people and robots work together, and we plan to introduce Pepper in other places such as restaurants and lodging facilities.

Participation in the Ramen Industry Exhibition

CHEFFY will be exhibited at the Ramen Industry Exhibition to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from September 13 to 14, 2023 so that many people can experience CHEFFY. At the booth, visitors will be able to see the actual machine and eat ramen.

<Event Summary
 Event Name: Ramen Industry Exhibition in Japan
 Date and Time: Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, East Halls 1, 2 and 3
 Booth: East Hall 1, 2A-22
 Organizer: FOOD STYLE Japan Executive Committee (Ramen Industry Exhibition Secretariat)
 Overview of the event:https://ramenexpo.jp/tokyo.php

SOFTBANK Robotics' Food Tech Initiatives

In addition to "CHEFFY," which allows customers to taste freshly prepared ramen on the spot, SOFTBANK Robotics will collaborate with "takumen.com," a ramen ordering site that allows customers to enjoy the taste of popular ramen stores nationwide, to deliver ramen from approximately 300 stores nationwide through physical stores, frozen vending machines and EC sites. In addition to CHEFFY, we will promote the business of delivering ramen from approximately 300 shops nationwide to all over Japan through physical stores, frozen vending machines, and EC sites.

In mid-September 2023, several kinds of "takumen.com" products will be available for sale at Pepper PARLOR (Tokyu Plaza Shibuya) operated by SoftBank Robotics so that people can more easily experience "takumen.com" ramen.

SoftBank Robotics is also the technology partner of Yo-Kai Express Inc. (HQ: California, USA; Founder & CEO: Andy Lin), a Silicon Valley-based food tech venture, in its Japan business. Yo-Kai Express is a technology partner of Yo-Kai Express' Japanese operations and will support the food and beverage industry, which is facing a serious labor shortage, through the sale of Yo-Kai Express' technology-based food-tech solutions.

About SoftBank Robotics

As a frontrunner in robot solutions, we were the first to launch the humanoid robot "Pepper" in 2014. We also developed and started selling the cleaning robot "Whiz" and the food delivery and transport robot "Servi," and began handling various products such as the floor cleaning robot "Sucrubber 50" and the food delivery robot "Keenbot. Also began handling a variety of products, including the "Sucrubber 50" floor cleaning robot and the "Keenbot" food delivery robot.
Today, the company has 12 offices around the world and its products are active in more than 70 countries. With our extensive experience, vast amount of operational data, and global network, as a "Robot Integrator (RI)," we are striving to realize a society in which various robots are alive and active, and people and robots coexist in harmony.
*1: Currently already available in some countries.
*2: Other participating ramen restaurants' menus will be released in due course.

name of companySoftBank Robotics Corp.
EstablishmentJul. 2014
LocationTokyo Port City Takeshiba Office Tower, 1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
representativeFumihide Tomizawa
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.softbankrobotics.com/jp/
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