The CEO of fast food restaurants Carl’s Jr. has announced plans to replace the entire workforce with robots, following in the footsteps of Eatsa – a San Fransisco based restaurant staffed entirely by machines.
CEO Andy Puzder told the Business Insider, “We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person.“
The move could help the fast food giant cope with rising minimum wages across the country.
“With government driving up the cost of labor, it’s driving down the number of jobs,” he says, predicting the automation trend will likely extend beyond the restaurant industry. “You’re going to see automation not just in airports and grocery stores, but in restaurants.”