Fully automated Eatsa opens 1st New York City restaurant

Dec. 13, 2016

Eatsa, a fully automated lunch spot that provides healthy meals at the  touch of a button, has opened a restaurant in Midtown, Manhattan, according to Eater New York.

Diners order from kiosks in the restaurant or an app on their phone, but some employees are on hand to answer any questions. The menu consists of bowls for $6.95 that include Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean and other international themes. People still make the food, hidden behind the wall of electronic cubbies where diners pick up their meals. 

The restaurant plans to open more locations in New York, and co-owner Scott Drummond hopes to one day bring the bowls down to $5 each. 

The first location opened in San Francisco’s Financial District, and the company has since expanded to Los Angeles, Berkeley, California, Woodland Hills, California and Washington D.C., according to its website.  

Topics: Restaurants, Retail Kiosks, Self-Ordering

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