As San Francisco's Momentum Machines prepares its new restaurant chain it's figured out all the details: decor, ingredients, location. The only thing they don't have to worry about is chefs. That's because they plan to start the world's first fast food chain where all the cooking is done entirely by robots. As the company boasts in its release announcing the plan: 'Our alpha machine replaces all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant. It does everything employees can do except better.'
Future: Momentum Machines says their burger-making machine can cook up to 360 gourmet burgers per hour
The company's burger-making machine is capable of making 350 hamburgers per hour. Those burgers aren't just you average fast-food patty. You will be able to customize your meat so you can have a burger make to your exacts specifications, as asking for the ratio of pork to bison you like best. The machine will also slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before the burger is ready for serving so that everything is as fresh as possible. It'll even put it in a bag for you if you want it to go.
Blueprint: The burger machine's plans account for an oven, stamper, and a slicer to make every part of the burger fresh
Floor plan: Momentum Machine's burger franchise will save millions on staffing costs
The company claims that their method is not only more efficient that a human-operated kitchen but more sanitary, and that the savings on labor can be put towards better ingredients for a gourmet burger that no one has to cook. And because the machine only takes up 24-square feet, there's more room for spacious seating and a better overall dining room experience.
Freshest ingredients: The machine only cuts tomatoes, pickles, and other ingredients at the last second so you have the freshest burger possible
However the company's announcement doesn't say how much it plans to spend on repair costs and maintenance. The company only revealed their machine's demo model earlier this year, after getting $50,000 in start-up capital from Lemnos Labs in February.
Source: Daily Mail UK