Vita Mojo has promoted Sanjay Bowry, formerly of Black Sheep Coffee, to head of operations, MCA understands.

The technology-driven healthy eating concept initially hired Bowry as an ops manager, before promoting him earlier this month.

He was previously head of strategy at Black Sheep.

The promotion comes as Vita Mojo builds its technology platform, which it is planning to sell to other fast-casual restaurant operators, off the back of securing £10m in funding from Investec Bank to roll out the software.

Having developed the first version of its platform some three years ago, Vita Mojo is preparing to launch version 2 in the next month.

Vita Mojo says its pure kiosk system, with no ordering or cash taken at the front counter, nudges consumers towards click and collect, with 40% of sales made online, compared to an industry average of 5%.

The platform allows consumers to customise their dishes according to diet plans, allergies and preferences.

Vita Mojo is also building its tech team and client facing team

Chief commercial officer Ben Andrew told MCA: “We’ve been focussed in the last three and a half years on developing the software in our restaurants, and using restaurants as test sites – to find what systems works, what kiosk flow works,

“The investment over the summer is helping accelerate and demonstrate how well software works so we can sell and scale the software to other clients.”

Vita Mojo is currently working Elior contract catering, Virgin Active and Wok It, and is expected to make further announcements with high street brands in the coming months.

Andrew said the core focus was now on rolling out the tech, rather than further restaurant sites.

He added: “It was always the plan always to be a tech company, though originally we wanted to be tech company that runs our own restaurants.

”A lot of restaurant tech is quite old, very legacy and siloed and into separate systems. We realised tech hasn’t caught up in the restaurant industry as it has in others,

“So we thought rather than rolling out restaurants, lets help restaurants that already have big footprints leverage tech.

“It’s more interesting for us if we can add value by helping them use our software. Opening sites is very time consuming and very expensive. We’ve thought about down the line franchising, but we’re not looking at it right now.”