Fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) debuted the "restaurant of the future" last month in Moscow. The US fast-food chain unveiled a storefront dominated by automation and food lockers, a move that would allow for a contactless environment to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Besides reinventing the frontend of the store with robots and artificial intelligence, the backend is getting revamped as well. According to a recent company press release, 3D printing technology will be used to produce chicken nuggets.
KFC partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions to create cell-based "chicken meat" in labs that will be as "close as possible in both taste and appearance to the original KFC product," with product testing expected this fall.