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Robots will transform fast food

Geoff Riley

27th December 2017

This long read from the Atlantic is good on some of the benefits and costs of introducing digitisation and robotics into the fast food industry. Robots are getting better at cooking burgers and steaks and 10 percent of Starbucks sales in the USA now come from customers using their app, many of whom seem to be happy to avoid completely any interaction with a barista when picking up their morning latte or cortado. Caliburger in the USA now uses facial recognition to take orders.

Will robots free workers from dirty, dangerous and dull, repetitive tasks?

Read Robots Will Transform Fast Food

And of course, we mustn't forget the emergence of Flippy the Robot!

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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