Dining Automation

Restaurants are opting for fully automated dining and cooking experiences

Implications - Restaurants are opting to become entirely, or almost entirely, automated and employee-free in order to enhance the speed and efficiency in which consumers' food is served. Though unlikely to actually replace chefs and servers in the restaurant industry as a whole, this shift reveals the appeal of tech-enhanced dining experiences for novelty minded consumers, while allowing brands to cut costs in the long run.
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Fully Automated Sushi Restaurants - Japan's Muten Kura is Run Entirely by Robots
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Fully Automated Sushi Restaurants
Japan's Muten Kura is Run Entirely by Robots
Most restaurant-goers are familiar with the integration of iPads and tablets during their dining experience but Muten Kura sushi in Japan has executed a fully automated experience, with everything... [More]
Mechanized Casual Restaurants - Spyce Food Utilizes a Giant Robot to Cook Bowl-Based Meals
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Spyce Food Utilizes a Giant Robot to Cook Bowl-Based Meals
Spyce Food recently opened its doors in Boston and could spell the end for regular restaurant employees. Launched as a joint venture between four former MIT students and a Michelin-starred chef,... [More]
Funding Food Service Robots - Miso Robotics Recently Acquired Large Funding From Multiple Investors
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Funding Food Service Robots
Miso Robotics Recently Acquired Large Funding From Multiple Investors
Miso Robotics funding has garnered $10 million to bring its burger-flipping robot to larger markets. The robot, known as Flippy, uses a proprietary AI combined with a combination of cameras, thermal... [More]
Robotic Fast Food Servers - Carl's Jr. is Testing Out Employee-Free Locations That Utilize Robots
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Robotic Fast Food Servers
Carl's Jr. is Testing Out Employee-Free Locations That Utilize Robots
Burger chain Carl’s Jr. is conceptually testing out swapping out fast food servers for robotic counterparts in order to create employee-free eateries. The restaurants would offer service... [More]
Gourmet Restaurant Robot Waiters - 'Robot' Employs a Fleet of Robotic Waiters
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Gourmet Restaurant Robot Waiters
'Robot' Employs a Fleet of Robotic Waiters
Technology has been seamlessly integrated into the restaurant industry in numerous ways but a restaurant in India, formally known as ‘Momo’ is taking this one step further through... [More]
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