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Old 07-02-2016, 01:19 AM   #1
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Hamburgers made completely by machine

I see this happening more and more in the near future. That machine will only improve in coming years. The bun looks a little over toasted and the chopped onion pieces look a bit large. That will get improved upon. I see fresh hamburger vending machines within 7 years.

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:15 AM   #2
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Hopefully more and more folks will stop eating fast food garbage.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:24 AM   #3
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It is an interesting idea.

I would be concerned about food contamination, bacteria, mold growth, etc...

and I would hate to be the poor kid that has to clean the thing!
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:20 AM   #4
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It is an interesting idea.

I would be concerned about food contamination, bacteria, mold growth, etc...

and I would hate to be the poor kid that has to clean the thing!
Why would you be more concerned about contamination with a robot that is limited by programming in what it can do than a human who has free will and can be careless and irrational?
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:48 AM   #5
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I'm surprised this hasn't been done years ago. Automated fast food making machines have been around for decades, but mostly used outside of the U.S.
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:54 AM   #6
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I'm surprised this hasn't been done years ago. Automated fast food making machines have been around for decades, but mostly used outside of the U.S.
Right...Japan. They already have way more sophisticated automated vending machines than the US. They're robotized already.

It'll slowly find its way into one of the big fast food chain stores. Currently, both Burger King and Carl's Jr. use a conveyor belt to flame-broil their patties.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:24 AM   #7
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It is an interesting idea.

I would be concerned about food contamination, bacteria, mold growth, etc...

and I would hate to be the poor kid that has to clean the thing!
One space...just 2 employees...and...THE MACHINE !!! Da Da Da DA DAAA !!! (cue in the threatening music).
It'll be like Starbucks...one every 100 paces.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:57 PM   #8
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It'll slowly find its way into one of the big fast food chain stores. Currently, both Burger King and Carl's Jr. use a conveyor belt to flame-broil their patties.

Oh it won't be slowly if fast food joints have to meet an unrealistic minimum wage.

I can't speak about Carl's Jr. but Burger King has been using a conveyor belt to flame-broil their patties since the 70's.

There is a big plus with this system.
A computer is less likely to get your order wrong then a minimum wage human who doesn't really care.

And as far as it being sanitary.

I'd trust a robot over a human with questionable training (Did they really understand or care.) skills.

Some of those "Food Service Personal" believe rubber gloves are all it takes no matter what they do while wearing those gloves.

There is a thing called washing your hands and I"d much rather see those preparing my food doing that rather then wearing a prophylactic used incorrectly.
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Oh it won't be slowly if fast food joints have to meet an unrealistic minimum wage.

I can't speak about Carl's Jr. but Burger King has been using a conveyor belt to flame-broil their patties since the 70's.

There is a big plus with this system.
A computer is less likely to get your order wrong then a minimum wage human who doesn't really care.

And as far as it being sanitary.

I'd trust a robot over a human with questionable training (Did they really understand or care.) skills.

Some of those "Food Service Personal" believe rubber gloves are all it takes no matter what they do while wearing those gloves.

There is a thing called washing your hands and I"d much rather see those preparing my food doing that rather then wearing a prophylactic used incorrectly.
They'll have irradiation to cut down on bacteria. I don't care. Irradiate automate me.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:49 PM   #10
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I've seen it in action. I think it's a great idea for fast food places. Emphasis on "fast". I was at rest stop with probably thousand people there, huge place. McDonalds had such a machine. It was spitting hamburgers in seconds. Machine was taking orders too. If you want "fast" food, you got it. I think it's great idea.


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