Qianxi Robot Catering Group, a subsidiary of Country Garden, opened the world’s first completely automated restaurant this week.
The restaurant, 2,000 square meters (more than 6,000 feet) decorated in pink and futuristic-looking metals, has been outfitted with 20 robots that cook different food styles, including Chinese, clay-pot rice and noodles.
Two hundred items appear on the menu, each one of them served up in as little as 20 seconds. The restaurant can serve nearly 600 diners at a time.
“The Qianxi robot restaurant has innovatively achieved both software-hardware integration and man-machine cooperation. It helps to better run a smooth operation through the practical application of robots,” said Zhao Chunsheng, mechanical engineering specialist and academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Country Garden executive and Qianxi Group general manager Qiu Mi said that Qianxi has created complete supply chain capabilities that include the building and implementation of automated and centralized kitchens, robotic cooking, restaurant operations and management of the robots.
The group plans to build about 5,000 robots per year when they reach full production.
Just yesterday we detailed how KFC had unveiled its restaurant of the future, a completely automated restaurant in Moscow.
“Contactless” restaurants seem have apparently become the wave of the future as automation capabilities continues to power forward and Covid19 continues to keep the world in virtual lockdown.
Photo by Country Garden Holdings