Fast Food Robot Builds The Perfect Burger

Fast Food Robot Builds The Perfect Burger

From assembling the burger to slicing the perfect tomato, this robotic burger making machine is designed to do the work of three full-time kitchen staff.

Kyana Gordon
  • 28 november 2012

San Francisco-based robotics startup, Momentum Machines aims to revolutionize the fast food industry with an automated burger machine. While preparing for the launch of their new restaurant chain, they don’t have to worry about potential chefs because they plan to start the world’s first “smart restaurant” chain where all cooking is done entirely by robots. The company proudly boasts on its product page: “Our alpha machine replaces all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant. It does everything employees can do except better.”

Saving money by eliminating staff is by no means a novel concept, and for anyone who has eaten a burger at McDonald’s knows it has been decades since human hands have played a role in shaping burger patties. The revolutionary Momentum Machines promises to automate the entire burger making process while adding customized options that aren’t currently available to fast food restaurants. Not only does their machine form and cook patties but it also slices the toppings to order, assembles the burger and even bags it up for waiting customers. As an added bonus the company promises that their technology will allow for the custom patties, composed of meat ground to order and combined in whatever combination the diner so desires.

Single-item menus, zero line cooks and almost no wait times, Momentum Machines proposed restaurant is entirely minimalist and tailored to improve upon the guests’ experiences. Capable of pushing out approximately 360 burgers an hour, the machine takes up only 24 square feet, allowing for more spacious seating areas and hopefully more time spent improving the overall dining experience.

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