It does everything employees can do except better:
* it slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.
* their next revision will offer custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem.
* Also, our next revision will use gourmet cooking techniques never before used in a fast food restaurant, giving the patty the perfect char but keeping in all the juices.
* it’s more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour.
The labor savings allow a restaurant to spend approximately twice as much on high quality ingredients and the gourmet cooking techniques make the ingredients taste that much better.
They will launch the first restaurant chain that profitably sells gourmet hamburgers at fast food prices.
Their current device can pay for itself in less than one year, making equipment sales a second path for Momentum Machines.
And in Detroit, more than 100 workers picketed outside two McDonald’s restaurants, singing “Hey hey, ho ho, $7.40 has got to go!”
One-day labor walkouts were planned at fast-food restaurants in 100 cities Thursday, with protests in scores more cities and towns across the nation.
The machine takes up 24 square feet but replaces all of the human cooks and kitchen. The restaurant can be smaller and make more revenue per square foot. Most short order restaurants need to pay $135,000 per year for the cooking staff. The robot replaces the people, the kitchen and uses less space.
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