Founded in 1969, Kitchen Brains®, continually leads the industry in the design, development, manufacturing and deployment of controls, monitors, sensors and IoT connectivity for foodservice outlets and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that reduce costs, drive productivity and increase guest satisfaction.
Kitchen Brains® brands, including (FAST.)®, Modularm® and QPM, feature a growing number of products that incorporate KBconnect™ IoT/cloud connectivity, and can be found in leading QSRs, casual and fine dining restaurants, convenience and grocery stores, schools, hospitals, stadiums and more globally.
With corporate headquarters and a state-of-the-art factory in Stratford, Connecticut, an Advanced Technology Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and offices in London, Shanghai and Singapore, Kitchen Brains® can meet your needs, whether for an off-the-shelf product, a custom solution or contract manufacturing.
Kitchen Brains® offers foodservice operators a wide range of products that ensure food quality and consistency, reduce food, labor and training costs, improve employee safety, and increase guest satisfaction scores and repeat visits. Use Kitchen Brains (FAST.)® timers, computers, controllers and upgrade kits in your kitchen to deliver perfectly cooked products every time. Monitor walk-ins and storage areas with Kitchen Brains® Modularm® products to keep food and employees safe 24/7/365. And, increase food availability and freshness, while reducing waste, with QPM Production Decision Automation.
Kitchen Brains® has been trusted by the world’s largest foodservice OEMs for more than 50-years to design, develop and manufacture leading-edge control solutions. With highly experienced, industry focused engineering and testing teams at our Connecticut Headquarters and Florida Tech Center, Kitchen Brains® creates custom, mission-critical controls that leverage today’s (and tomorrow’s) most advanced technologies. Continual investment in Kitchen Brains® Connecticut Manufacturing Facility, including more than $2 million since 2000, ensures that even the most complex controls are built with the highest level of quality. A partnership with Kitchen Brains® ensures that our OEM and contract manufacturing customers enjoy controls they can depend upon, even under the toughest commercial kitchen conditions.
KBconnect™ leverages Kitchen Brains® advanced technologies to seamlessly connect, optimize and integrate operations for one or more locations, enabling users to effectively monitor and manage their equipment and environment through a range of IoT devices, including controllers, timers and sensors. Appliance and brand agnostic, KBconnect™ delivers alerts and detailed analytics in real-time to store, regional, national and global management via any connected device.
Kitchen Brains®, a leading designer and manufacturer of fully integrated smart cooking computers, electronic controls and software solutions for commercial foodservice operations, is pleased to announce that Source Capital, LLC (“Source”), a private equity firm, has acquired the Company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Source Capital is proud to partner with the Kitchen Brains team, led by CEO Christian Koether, to continue building on the Company’s 50+ year legacy of innovation. The acquisition follows the highly successful implementation of USA2020, a multimillion-dollar equipment investment by Kitchen Brains in its Connecticut manufacturing facility, and the Company’s recently announced partnership with Microsoft Azure to provide state-of-the-art connectivity and cloud-based business intelligence and advanced reporting. Source Capital and the Kitchen Brains team plan to deepen the Company’s established customer relationships, while also targeting expansion opportunities for both its hardware and software offerings.
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