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White Castle to Get "Flippy 2" Robot Fry Cooks to Serve Food Faster​About two years ago, the American burger chain White Castle decided to deploy a robot from Miso Robotics. Aptly named Flippy, this robot can flip burgers — a huge help for human cooks in fast food restaurants. After getting satisfactory results from a test run of the autonomous robot, White Castle decided to deploy more Flippy robots to more locations. Miso Robotics unveiled Flippy 2 in November 2021. Of course, White Castle availed of their partner's new robot. The restaurant chain has recently announced that it will be installing Flippy 2 in 100 of its locations. Compared to the previous model, this version takes 56% less aisle space and is 13% shorter. The main difference between Flippy and Flippy 2 is that the former model is a burger-flipping robot, while this one takes over a whole frying station. While it seems that this version no longer cooks burgers, it can fry chicken tenders, onion rings, and french fries. With a Flippy robot by their side, cooks at White Castle will have a less stressful environment. (Image Credit: Miso Robotics) #Innovation #Robots #Burgers #Fastfood #Cooking #WhiteCastle #MisoRobotics
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Robot Only Fast Food: This KFC Restaurant in Russia is Entirely Run by RobotsThis is probably a glimpse of the future. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) introduced their take on a fully automated staff in their restaurant in Moscow. The fast-food chain reduced the interactions between customers and staff as much as possible.Dmitry Ageev, a KFC representative, noted that the company had built the new outlet before the outbreak of coronavirus in Russia. It had experimented with ways to create a more hygienic way to order its menu items.As seen in the video by World News Network, a robotic hand places the order into a box after it is cooked. The customer, in turn, can open the box with a code given to them. When it comes to payment, the restaurant, following its automated concept, accepts bank cards or face biometric data after completing a registration process.Image credit: World News Network#KFC #Robot #Automation #FastFood
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Archeologists Unearth a 2000 Year-Old Fast-Food Joint in Pompeii Fast-food joints are all around us and have been sprawling across the globe since the 20th century, but who would’ve thought that we would find one that’s 2000 years old?​An ancient fast-food and drink counter was unearthed by archeologists in the streets of ancient Pompeii, in the archeological park’s Regio V site. The site had once catered various culinary treats to its Roman customers, including pork, fish, snails, and beef. Aside from these, traces of duck bone fragments as well as crushed fava beans were also found at the site. The counter is adorned with vibrant frescos and deep, round jar holders. Experts consider it as the first of 80 to be discovered in what is believed to be a good condition considering its age.According to Massimo Osanna, director general at the Archeological Park of Pompeii, "As well as bearing witness to daily life in Pompeii, the possibilities to analyze afforded by this thermopolium are exceptional because for the first time we have excavated a site in its entirety".The “thermopolium”, Latin for “hot-drink counter” is set to open for tourists on August 12. Image: Luigi Spina | Parco Archeologico di Pompei via AP#archeology #excavation #pompeii #ancient #fastfood #touristattraction
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Burger King Employees Put Up a Sign "We All Quit, Sorry For The Inconvenience"A photo of a Burger King sign in Lincoln, Nebraska, went viral recently. The sign said, "We All Quit, Sorry For The Inconvenience."Former Burger King general manager Rachel Flores quit her job and then eight of her coworkers followed. In an interview with KLKN, Flores blamed management for the workers quitting en masse:“They have gone through so many district managers since I’ve been GM,” she said. “No one has come to the store to help me out. They’re so in and out.”Flores said the Burger King had employees working in the kitchen with no air conditioning for weeks. At one point, the kitchen reached over 90 degrees. Flores ended up in the hospital for dehydration. She said her boss reacted, saying she was being a “baby.”#sign #BurgerKing #fastfood #quit #NebraskaImage: Rachel Flores