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Inspire Brands Praises IoT Solution for Operational Efficiencies

Powerhouse Dynamics' solution connects HVAC, refrigeration, cooking, and other equipment to cloud-based analytics and controls.
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Powerhouse Dynamics' President Jay Fiske accepting the award. Photo Credit: Frank Gibson Photography / Inspire Brands
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Powerhouse Dynamics, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions to improve restaurant and retail performance, has received a Maverick Award from Inspire Brands Inc. as the company’s most innovative equipment supplier. The company's open kitchen platform delivers unprecedented operational improvements for Inspire locations.

Powerhouse Dynamics President Jay Fiske and his colleague Robb Stanek accepted the award during a recent Inspire Brands Supplier Awards Ceremony and Reception in Atlanta.

Open & Connected Kitchen

The recognition is based on Powerhouse Dynamics’ achievements with various Inspire Brands companies, including Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Dunkin’. Powerhouse Dynamics’ Open Kitchen platform is installed in more than 3,000 Inspire locations. The solution connects HVAC, refrigeration, cooking, and other equipment to cloud-based analytics and controls to drive operational efficiencies and utility savings, along with enhanced food safety, reduced labor content, and consistent product quality.

Peter Cryan, Vice President of Equipment and Automation, Inspire Brands, praised Powerhouse Dynamics for their “innovation and support,” noting that “they set themselves apart by … doing what’s never been done before.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized for helping Inspire find new ways to delight their customers while increasing efficiencies and savings,” said Fiske. “It is an honor to be recognized by their accomplished team.”

Founded in 2009 and acquired by The Middleby Corpin 2019, Powerhouse Dynamics of Newton, MA is the leading provider of “Internet of things” (IoT)-based solutions to connect, analyze and control equipment to deliver enterprise-wide operational efficiencies. To learn more, visit


About Inspire Brands
Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose current portfolio nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco, and SONIC Drive-In locations worldwide, including more than 9,200 restaurants outside the United States. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit

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