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Kitchen United Opens Newest Kitchen Center in Chicago

Virtual Restaurant Concept Introducing Next Location in River North Neighborhood in November, Opening to Public in January LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen United, a Los Angeles-based virtual restaurant provider, today announced the opening of its next kitchen center at 825 N. Sedgwick St. in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Coming on the heels of a $10M funding round […]


Cali Group CEO to Discuss White Paper at the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Innovation Summit October 30, 2018 LOS ANGELES, CA – Cali Group released today its vision for the future of the restaurant industry in a white paper entitled “Food Justice,” available for download at Food Justice. Authored by the partners of Cali Group, […]

Cali Group Reports Results From Pop Iq Pilot Program Across Caliburger’s West Coast Restaurants

POP IQ Reduces Kiosk Transaction Time, Increases Loyalty Usage, and Is Preferred By Customers For Payment Processing. LOS ANGELES, October 18, 2018 (Newswire.com) –Cali Group announced today that it’s majority-owned subsidiary, POP IQ, has completed a pilot program of its face-based authentication platform in CaliBurger’s restaurants in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Vancouver. POP IQ was […]

GV Leads $10M Investment in Kitchen United to Bring Flexible Kitchen Spaces to New Markets

Kitchen United Takes Data-Driven Approach to Help Restaurants Reach More Customers LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen United, a virtual restaurant concept, today announced the closing of a $10 million Series A funding round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures). Co-founders Harry Tsao and John Miller (Cali Group) also participated, along with several other investors. Launched in 2017, […]

Miso Robotics Enhances Miso AI Platform to Include Frying Skills, Releases Pilot Program Results from Dodger Stadium

NSF International issues full certification for kitchen assistant product line to prepare food in commercial kitchens PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Miso Robotics, a leading robotics and artificial intelligence solutions company, today announced its cloud-connected Miso AI platform now enables the company’s autonomous robotic kitchen assistants to perform frying cooking tasks. In addition, Miso Robotics’ kitchen assistant product […]

Flippy To Begin Working Full Day Shifts At CaliBurger

PASADENA, Calif., June 28, 2018 (Newswire.com)-Cali Group, a holding company with ownership stakes in a portfolio of synergistic food and food technology companies, announced today that its restaurant operating subsidiary, CaliBurger, will begin running “Flippy” at its Pasadena location for full day shifts. Flippy is the world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant developed by Miso Robotics that […]

Kitchen United Announces Pasadena Location Opening, Unveils Restaurant Partners

Award-Winning Chefs and Iconic Restaurants, Including Canter’s Deli, Neal Fraser’s Fritzi Coop and Mama Musubi Among the First Concepts to Debut in Pasadena PASADENA, Calif., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today announced the grand opening of its 12,000-square-foot local food hub in Pasadena, Calif. The facility helps food businesses expand their […]

Cali Group To Present POP IQ Face Gateway On Stage At NRA Show

Face Gateway Platform Can Be Used To Authenticate Identity For Building Entry, Loyalty Participation, And Payments   May 18, 2018 – Cali Group announced today that it will demonstrate it’s POP IQ platform at the NRA Show in Chicago on Monday, May 21.  During a Super Session titled “The Future of Restaurants,” Cali Group CEO […]

Miso Robotics Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by Acacia Research

PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Miso Robotics, the leading robotics and artificial intelligence solutions company for restaurants and food providers, today announced it has secured $10 million in Series B financing led by Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG). Strategic investors participating in this funding round include Levy, the industry-leading sports and entertainment hospitality company, OpenTable’s chief technology officer […]


PASADENA, Calif., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Culinary on demand startup Kitchen United today announced that Meredith Sandland will join the company as Chief Operating Officer, effective March 5, 2018. Sandland most recently served as Chief Development Officer for Taco Bell, a division of Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) with 7,000 locations and $10 billion in system […]