Welbilt, Inc., a leading provider of commercial  equipment and cloud device management for the foodservice industry, announced today the launch of the Largest Smart Restaurant Ecosystem. The ecosystem is powered by the biggest digital companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) space that will empower its homegrown cloud platform for connected restaurant equipment, KitchenConnect

The foodservice equipment industry is in the midst of the largest digital transformation in history. The  decisions made by Welbilt and its partners will have direct impact on ensuring the highest consistency  on food quality, improving on sustainability, and securing all their telemetry. Until today, it has been  very difficult to find the best suppliers who will be able to provide all the above as well as work together  in order to bring the desired outcome into fruition. 

The Largest Restaurant Smart Ecosystem consists of the following best-in-class technology companies that will be able to deliver each of the needed digital solutions to the customers at the highest standard: 

KitchenConnect – Provides an award-winning device cloud management solution connecting any restaurant equipment to enable reduction of cost, increase of equipment uptime, and enhancement of  food quality. 

AT&T – Provides a global cellular service, professional service team for restaurant connectivity set up,  and one SmartHub edge connecting all equipment in the restaurant to KitchenConnect. 

Bruviti – Serves an AI-powered customer-service triage and parts-prediction platform for KitchenConnect that delivers superior aftermarket service. 

HCL – Provides best-in-class Digital Transformation expertise in integrating end-to-end technologies  including Cloud, IoT, AI, Analytics and Cybersecurity on KitchenConnect. 

Microsoft – Provides secure edge infrastructure with Azure Sphere and hosts KitchenConnect on the  Azure IoT platform for critical insights into kitchen operations. 

Perfect Company – Provides the best-in-class Kitchen Crew Operating System integrated with  KitchenConnect to eliminate food waste, decrease training time, and increase food quality and speed of  service. 

TeamViewer – Provides a cutting-edge solution for remote service and augmented reality for Welbilt  and KitchenConnect products. 

“Welbilt continues to accelerate our strategy to digitally transform the foodservice industry while  answering the call of leading customers’ need for data to improve their businesses. We are on the path  to being the one-stop shop for best-in-class smart ecosystem by partnering with companies that will  assist in driving the results our customers want and need,” says Keri Llewellyn, Welbilt’s Chief  Commercial Officer. 

“At Welbilt, we believe in the power of ‘better together’. The Largest Smart Restaurant Ecosystem will  provide the biggest combined expertise from the leading-edge digital companies to offer a complete 

suite for transforming any restaurant into a smart one and empower our customers in their digital  transformation,” says Omar Jacques Omran, Welbilt’s VP Digital Transformation and Managing Director  of KitchenConnect. 

KitchenConnect will be showcasing the result of the solution developed with the Largest Smart Restaurant Ecosystem companies at the National Restaurant Association show from May 21st to May  24th. To register for a demo, please contact Shawn McElyea, KitchenConnect’s Director of Marketing:  Shawn.McElyea@Welbilt.com.

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