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Four MIT graduates created a restaurant with a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less

Four MIT graduates created a restaurant with a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less

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  • They recruited Daniel Boulud to be their culinary director?! Can’t wait to try this.

  • These MIT grads were smart enough to select a menu that is relatively easy to prepare, salads and grain bowls....you can't go too wrong with recipes that essentially just mix things together. The bowls at $7.50 each aren't exactly cheap, though those prices are competitive with fast food, and much healthier

    These MIT grads were smart enough to select a menu that is relatively easy to prepare, salads and grain bowls....you can't go too wrong with recipes that essentially just mix things together. The bowls at $7.50 each aren't exactly cheap, though those prices are competitive with fast food, and much healthier. However, the only cost saving would be in the kitchen. I would expect the machinery and technology would cost much more than hiring a few cooks. Perhaps the novelty will be a big draw and the volume will turn this venture profitable. I would be very curious to see the financials.

  • I have to admit, I kind of like the idea of a robotic kitchen. On the other hand, it’s hard to really envision food that isn’t lousy. Out of uninspired curiosity I headed over to Yelp. Most of the reviews for Spyce were pretty good. As expected, a good portion of the positive reviews focused on the innovation

    I have to admit, I kind of like the idea of a robotic kitchen. On the other hand, it’s hard to really envision food that isn’t lousy. Out of uninspired curiosity I headed over to Yelp. Most of the reviews for Spyce were pretty good. As expected, a good portion of the positive reviews focused on the innovation. There wasn’t a great deal of chatter about the food. I can’t imagine no news is good news when it comes to the taste of food at a restaurant. Alright, I have to be honest. I’m tying to be diplomatic because I love new tech and innovation. But this is a silly concept. Innovation is super cool when it makes life better for the rest of us. Innovation is super cool in the experimental phase when it’s super cool. A robotic restaurant doesn’t seem to make life better and there’s just nothing super cool about experimenting with one. Still, I love it when people start new businesses and I hope I’m totally wrong.

  • This would be great to put in school and business cafeterias. It'd be a great way for higher education to provide more economical meal options to students. However I wonder if we'll see this catch on in lower scale fast food chains. If it is more efficient than a human who is constantly asking for a

    This would be great to put in school and business cafeterias. It'd be a great way for higher education to provide more economical meal options to students. However I wonder if we'll see this catch on in lower scale fast food chains. If it is more efficient than a human who is constantly asking for a pay raise, the corporate leaders may choose to phase it in gradually.