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Restaurant Owner Uses Robots To Serve Food

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Restaurant Owner Uses Robots To Serve Food

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Restaurant Owner Uses Robots To Serve Food

Restaurant Owner Uses Robots To Serve Food

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China's service economy is still maturing, and restaurant customers complain of bad service. A restaurant owner found an answer. Instead of hiring waiters and waitresses, he installed robots. They serve food while rotating slowly around the room. The upside is that the robots never talk back, and you don't have to tip.

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China's service economy is still maturing, and restaurant customers complain of bad service. A restaurant owner found an answer. Instead of hiring waiters and waitresses, he installed robots. They serve food while rotating slowly around the room. The upside is the robots never talk back, and you don't have to tip. The downside is that none of the wait staff are writing screenplays, and no lonely millionaire will ever marry one.

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