Automated restaurant opens in NYC

Automated restaurant opens in NYC

POSTED:DEC 15 2016 09:12AM EST UPDATED:DEC 15 2016 09:40AM EST

NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Imagine going out to eat and never interacting with a server or cashier.  You can do that at a new restaurant in New York City.

Eatsa is an automated restaurant in Midtown Manhattan.  It opened as an East Coast anchor for a small chain that started in California.

There are no cashiers and you order on an iPad or your phone.  The meal appears in a little locker.  Customers tap to open the door for their meal.

You'd better love quinoa.  The food is all vegetarian.  Bowls cost about $7.

The restaurant opened this week at 285 Madison Avenue, between 40th and 41st streets.

There are humans at Eatsa.  They are in the back preparing the salads but are not seen by the customers.

The company was named Restaurant Business' 2016 Tech Accelerator of the Year.


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