Chili's calls its Bear Robotics devices "Rita robots." [Photos: Brinker International]
Bear Robotics makes table bussing, food running, and drink-serving hospitality robots that have wheeled meals to tables in Chili's restaurants and other eateries across the country. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, with a second office in Addison, Bear was one of more than 20 restaurant tech companies that vied for entry in US Foods' incubator program. Bear's successful demos and operator interest led US Foods to add the company to its nationwide Business Tools program.