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World's First Automated Restaurant Opens In Germany

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Caption reads "GOODBYE RUDE WAITERS".

Is there a Baggers in our future too?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/z...

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  1. So my question is who buses the table and wipes it down? BTW, for some places there might be a use...a fast food or Denny's type place.

    I like this line, "The principle is so charming because it's so simple."

    1. "saves billions of euros in personnel costs"...reminds me of a reported conversation between a union leader and a company exec at one of the automakers. The company guy was showing the union guy the robots on a new automated assembly line and says, "These guys never call in sick or take a vacation day". To which the union guy replies, "they don't buy your cars, either"

      1. 1912... Horn and Hardart...

        Yes - the new offering provides service to the table, but the elimination of waitstaff (it sounds like that was the goal) is the same.

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        1. re: applehome

          Yeah, I was going to say... I remember seeing this concept in a Cary Grant/Doris Day movie in black and white.

          New indeed.

        2. Getting rid of servers isn't a new idea in Germany; Cafeteria-style dining is big in many German department stores, and the food is quite good.

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          1. re: Foodie in Friedberg

            But the Cafeteria-style dining is self serving whereas this new restaurant "serves" your food at the table.

            1. re: honkman

              The point I was trying to make is that rude waiters (as in the title of the article) were long ago phased out in some restaurants.