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This robot-powered restaurant could put fast food workers out of a job

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In 2012, secretive robotics startup Momentum Machines debuted a machine that could crank out 400 made-to-order hamburgers in an hour.

According to the job posting, Momentum Machines is looking for a self-motivated, conscientious applicant to take on the role of “Restaurant generalist” at the restaurant.

In 2012, Momentum Machines created a prototype machine that allowed every part of a burger to be customized, from cook time, condiments, and thickness of patties, depending on the day’s menu.

“Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient,” Momentum Machines cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas told Xconomy in 2012. From the consumer side of things, a Momentum Machines restaurant is a burger lover’s dream. Momentum Machines may, for example, have to hire new employees to grow their technology and to staff additional restaurant locations.

There is no scheduled opening date for the Momentum Machines restaurant, and the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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