Pandemic-driven labor shortages have prompted an increased interest in a robotic future for the hospitality industry

Restaurateurs and hoteliers can get a more detailed glimpse of their future on Aug. 30, when the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator presents its latest Connection to Innovation session. Titled, “The Restaurant of the Future is Here”. One of the featured speakers will be Daniel Meretsky, vice president and head of technology at Tampa-based Ciccio Restaurant Group, whose brands include Fresh Kitchen, Taco Dirty and Better Byrd. Meretsky was a longtime executive at McDonald’s Corp. in Chicago before moving to Tampa and joining Ciccio in spring 2021. In his 11 years with the Golden Arches, he saw how more subtle forms of technology could transform the way restaurants do business.

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