Self-ordering kiosks are already replacing workers at fast food chains like McDonald's and Wendys. But, Miso Robotics said Flippy is designed to work alongside human staff. Once its "probation" ends in Pasadena, it will roll out to more than 50 CaliBurger locations over the next two years. When that happens, some people could be reassigned to the dining room to engage more with customers, while others will be trained to operate their new assistant.
"Tasting food and creating recipes will always be the purview of a chef," Zito recently told TechCrunch. "And restaurants are gathering places where we go to interact with each other. Humans will always play a very critical role in the hospitality side of the business given the social aspects of food. We just don't know what the new roles will be yet in the industry."
"Some" people will be reassigned to the dining room..." What a lie. There will only be one worker.
Here's a syrupy sweet video of everyone loving "flippy". Everyone is full of smiles.
The chef? Oh, yeah...that. The "chef" has been redifined as the one guy that places cheese on the burgers. God forbid the "chef" do any real "cheffing".