Robotic kitchen automation solutions provider Karakuri has selected Jestic Foodservice Solutions as its exclusive sales and service partner for /FRYR automated fry lines in the UK.

As per the terms of the agreement, Jestic will hold exclusive distribution rights for Karakuri’s range of /FRYR automated fry lines.

Karakuri founder and CEO Barney Wragg said: “The team at Jestic provide the gold standard for sales and service for the foodservice industry – they have a strong market presence and a stellar reputation for being a trusted partner who understands the needs of the restaurant and QSR industry.

“Having them on board as Karakuri’s first Sales & Service partner is a major step forward for our business and we look forward to introducing /FRYR to Jestic’s extensive portfolio of leading restaurant brands.”

Jestic will also provide technical service across the country, irrespective of the restaurant location.

Jestic Foodservice Solutions product director Michael Eyre said: “We pride ourselves on having the solutions to take foodservice operation to the next level. Karakuri has embodied that with their development of the /FRYR fry lines.

“The cutting-edge automation addresses one of the biggest issues we know many of our customers face – how to maintain perfect fried food quality and consistency in the fast-paced environment of QSR kitchens and with high levels of staff turnover.”

Fast casual chain Nando’s has become the first restaurant brand to trial the /FRYR210, which is the first model in Karakuri’s family of intelligent fry line solutions.