Applejack Hospitality Is Looking For Australia’s First AI Restaurant

Cool Sh*t, Sydney / 4 April 2023

The future of dining is officially here and it’s in the form of an AI restaurant, completely created and developed by the public. 

Love all things food, creativity, and artificial intelligence? The team at Applejack Hospitality is giving everyone a chance to create their own dream restaurant using AI, with no concept being too wild. It’s a competition unlike anything you’ve experienced before, exploring the potential of artificial intelligence to bring any idea to life. The best part? Applejack will be opening a pop-up restaurant using the winning concept, alongside the winner’s chosen menu and drinks.

We’ve all seen the rise of AI, and the hospitality industry is no stranger to the trend. In the past few years, people have been using artificial intelligence to bring restaurant ideas to life, from logo designs to menu creation and brand story generation. Rather than shying away from innovative possibilities, Applejack Hospitality has instead chosen to embrace technology to enhance productivity and work in tandem with team members. 

If you’re ready to become the next restaurateur and celebrity chef, all you need to do is jump onto your favourite AI platform and let creativity do the work. The team encourages using any AI tool to develop your own restaurant concept by simply entering idea prompts and letting intelligence come up with a unique brand story, menu, and interior renders. Once the vision board is complete, send over all the details to Applejack Hospitality here (submissions close on 30th April!)

The entrant crowned the winner will be judged by how effectively they utilised AI in their restaurant design and overall creativity. Once everything is locked in, they’ll be working closely with Applejack to make their vision come to life, with a one-night-only exclusive pop-up restaurant. Not only will the interior fit out look exactly like the AI renders, but Applejack Culinary Director, Patrick Friesen, will bring the menu to life in the kitchen, and Group Bars manager, Lachy Sturrock, will shake and stir cocktails at the bar. 

But wait, there’s more — the winner will also receive their own VIP table for 6, on the house! Two runner-ups will also receive two tickets to the evening, with general admission to go on sale Friday 12th May.

Get creative and get cooking with ideas now. Entries for Applejack’s first AI restaurant are now open. For more information, visit their website here.