[–] Apathy 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Once they automate the whole thing, they can seal the whole thing off and start advertising impeccable sanitation. Not even 5 star top of the line restaurants will be as clean as a fully automated fast food store. Guaranteed never to have hair or spit or anything else in your food.

[–] rocketrouser [S] 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Plus all robots means they probably won't fuck up your order as much either. A win on all fronts.

[–] Marou 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

This is the main thing. In the south, fast food restaurants tend to be staffed by the stupidest people on earth. Getting an order right is a 50/50 proposition.

[–] Vic_V 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No it will mean no human to protest with when it gets your order wrong

[–] Schreiber 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Fucked up order" for the sake of diversity is encouraged.

If you expect a groid not to fuck up then you're a racist bigot because you discriminate against their gene. They evolved for the sole purposes of looting, violence, and chaos. Memorizing stuffs is NOT something they are built for. That's why they need points added to their SAT score.

[–] Mark98 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Its self learning, so it will learn to fuck up your order and maybe even spit in the food.

[–] MrPim 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Have you ever worked in any kind of kitchen? This thing will be foul in two weeks w/o human cleaning. The restaurant you propose will be a disgusting roach and botchalism ridden hellhole.

[–] Apathy 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

The only thing the machine needs is to be sealed and waterproof. Then just let it auto pressure wash itself at the end of every night.

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Botulism, just so you know for future references.

[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

the kitchen can be cleaned by other robots and the robots them selves can be easily cleaned industrially and probably more reliably than human staff would clean themselves

[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Machines can clean themselves (as some humans can).

[–] Dr_Shekel_Nigger 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why does it even need flipping? This is just adding one component to an existing system. Rather, they should have a conveyer system that loads patties from a magazine, like a gun magazine, and then pulls the meat down along a conveyer where it is heated on both sides simultaneously and then deposited into a bun. Why have a flipper at all? They really aren't thinking outside even the most constrained box.

Even the concept I just proposed is still heavily constrained. Give me 10 minutes and I could probably come up with something even better. And these people spent years on this? Are they joking?

[–] WildPotato 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I supose they want to sell it as a 'plug and play' solution, but you're completelly right, it would be cheaper and more efficient to focus the problem diferently.

But hey! Robots!

[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Maybe it'll have windows so you can watch, and customers would want them to be done traditionally.

[–] DependasaurusRex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

To a point. They still must include decontamination and prevent cross contamination as well. Not saying thry cannot, but it is difficult to do successfully without adding chemicalsnto the flavor.

[–] theoldones 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

...tbh its already half chemicals so what would be the difference

[–] gazillions 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Where I live low skilled jobs haven't gone to whites in decades. Poor people's kids have had their way-out jobs handed to refugees and racist immigrants by the oh so caring leftists so putting immigrants and refugees out of work doesn't bother me. Why should it?

Multinational franchises are the only thing the municipal tax codes encourage. I'd have to move to a small town to find an indy burger joint and they aren't going to be interested in flipping a million burgers in record time.

Every dog has its day, and global corp has probably had its.

[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

yeah, my main complaint with the wendy's and places around is how they're staffed by filthy non-whites

[–] idk 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My guilty pleasure is Chik-Fil-A - everytime I've gone there, it's a bunch of white highschool kids who seem like they actually like working there. It could just be my local one, not sure.

[–] theoldones 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

im ok with this

[–] 123_456 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

"We want $15 an hour!"

"We can't afford that."'

"Then you deserve to go out of business!"

"Okay, we made robots to replace you all."

"Ah, shit."

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[–] Agile 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We wuz fas food employz

[–] weezkitty 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Good. This is technological progress just like the industrial revolution. You can't just expect things will stand still. Computers and robotics are superior for repetitive tasks anyway. Not to mention more sanitary. Did the last employee was their hands after taking a shit? Who knows.

[–] Dark_Shroud 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If he's Muslim then probably a no on washing hands.

[–] rocketrouser [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well who's to say these robots won't skip washing their claws after flipping some shits either?

[–] voats4goats 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

Hey fast food workers, how's that 'fight for 15' going for you? First it was the order kiosks now this. Your fight for 15 will be for the number of positions open vs the number of dollars earned

[–] Alopix 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

This shit is coming for your job too.

[–] voats4goats 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's coming for everyone's job. Evolve or die.

[–] Dark_Shroud 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

It should be noted that McDonald's was actually holding off on bringing those ordering kiosks Stateside. They've been in use in Asia for a few years now.

Stupid ass holes with near zero job skills getting greedy along side Liberal politicians trying to buy their votes. I look forward to the prices of burgers no longer going up year after year.

[–] ObviouslyAHuman 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Man are you delusional if you think wages of the workers are why the price goes up.

[–] theoldones 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

ive seen them in canada, but nobody ever uses them

[–] jacksonduke12 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This has literally nothing to do with minimum wage increases even Chinese sweatshop jobs are being automated

[–] voats4goats 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Chinese wages have been rising quickly. So much so that jobs are being automated or relocacted to cheaper labor in other South Asian countries

China used to be the world's manufacturing centre and an investment magnet for foreign firms as they took advantage of the abundant labour pool and inexpensive human resource costs while profiting from the country's breakneck growth.

But the regional battle for drawing foreign capital took a new twist in the past two years as wage inflation in China resulted in a flight of funds from the world's most populated market. After Beijing scrapped preferential tax policies for foreign investors in 2009, China has been gradually losing its lustre to overseas manufacturers and the rising labour costs cast a further pall over the business outlook.

[–] Chimaira92 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Milton Friedman

“If all we want are jobs, we can create any number for example, have people dig holes and then fill them up again, or perform other useless tasks. Work is sometimes its own reward. Mostly, however, it is the price we pay to get the things we want. Our real objective is not just jobs but productive jobs—jobs that will mean more goods and services to consume.”

Some other quotes of his.

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”


“When everybody owns something, nobody owns it, and nobody has a direct interest in maintaining or improving its condition. That is why buildings in the Soviet Union—like public housing in the United States—look decrepit within a year or two of their construction.”


“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”


“Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.”

[–] ObviouslyAHuman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

He is against the drug war... How long till that is over?

[–] Chimaira92 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I dont know. Theres alot of mixed interests that are perpetuating the drug war for their own agendas.

[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Next there needs to be automated pharmacies.

[–] jaceame 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There actually is a medical crisis like that going on right now. Some anesthesiologist jobs are at threat of being replaced by robots. These are 6 figure jobs disappearing and people are freaking out.

[–] Kingleopold2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yup. Surgeons are going to be on the chopping block soon too

[–] b0mb3r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

really, that's interesting - two of my wife's friends went to school for this because of the pay.

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