Presto Named Supplier of the Year for Innovation by Checkers & Rally’s

January 31, 2023

Checkers & Rally’s recognizes the significant business impact generated by the Presto Voice A.I. drive-thru automation solution at hundreds of its restaurants nationwide.

SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2023-- Presto Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST), the largest drive-thru automation technology provider in the hospitality industry, announced today that iconic drive-thru restaurant chain Checkers & Rally’s has awarded the company its Supplier of the Year Innovation Award for 2022. Presto has been recognized for successfully delivering and scaling its A.I.-powered voice assistant, Presto VoiceTM, at hundreds of Checkers & Rally’s drive-thru restaurants nationwide. Over the past year, Presto Voice has consistently demonstrated that drive-thru A.I.-driven voice automation can significantly lower labor costs while simultaneously driving up revenue.

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Supplier of the Year Innovation Award for 2022 (Photo: Business Wire)

Supplier of the Year Innovation Award for 2022 (Photo: Business Wire)

“We announced a rollout of Presto Voice across our stores early last year and it has since been installed at hundreds of stores nationwide,” said Minh Le, Chief Information Officer at Checkers & Rally's. “This award recognizes the significant business impact Presto is creating by enabling us to redeploy labor to more critical areas of the business while helping increase revenue.”

Checkers & Rally’s is the first restaurant brand with a drive-thru channel to announce a nationwide rollout of a drive-thru A.I. voice assistant solution. Working in partnership with Hi Auto, a leading conversational A.I. technology company, Presto Voice enables Checkers & Rally’s to have more interaction time with guests, ensure order accuracy, and offer a superior guest experience. This award is a validation of Presto’s commitment to deliver the best and most innovative drive-thru automation solutions at scale. Presto is honored to receive this award and proud to be recognized as an important partner to the Checkers & Rally’s team.

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About Presto Automation Inc.

Presto (Nasdaq: PRST) overlays next-generation digital solutions onto the physical world. Presto’s enterprise-grade voice, vision, and touch technologies help hospitality businesses thrive while delighting guests. With over 300 million transactions processed, Presto is one of the largest labor automation technology providers in the industry. Founded at M.I.T. in 2008, Presto is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with customers including many of the top 20 restaurant chains in the U.S.

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Rajul Misra & Brian Ruby

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Source: Presto Automation Inc.

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