Who Could Have Seen This Coming? Chipotle Tests Out Robot Chip Maker As CA Passes Fast Food Bill

In theory, fighting to increase the minimum wage for fast food and retail workers may sound like a good idea.

Until advocates of raising the minimum wage realize workers will probably be replaced with robots.

In a press release on Monday, Chipotle announced it is “piloting advanced technologies to enhance its employee and guest experience by streamlining operations and reducing friction.”

In Southern California locations, the restaurant chain is “piloting a cook to needs kitchen management system that provides demand-based cooking and ingredient preparation forecasts to optimize throughput and freshness while minimizing food waste.”

“Leveraging AI and machine learning, the system monitors ingredient levels in real time and notifies the crew how much to prep, cook and when to start cooking, while automatically populating real time production planning for each restaurant,” it added.- READ MORE