By Melia Robinson | August 31, 2015
I just had a dining experience straight out of “The Jetsons.”
Futuristic fast-food chain Eatsa opened today near San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center. The vegetarian restaurant, which specializes in quinoa bowls that cost about $7, uses technology to automate the ordering and pick-up processes.
Customers can dine in or out without interacting with a single human. Yes, it’s a little scary.
Eatsa is backed by techie David Friedberg, who sold his big-data weather-prediction startup The Climate Corporation for about $1 billion in 2013.
For those expecting Rosie, the Jetson family’s robot maid, to roll out from behind the kitchen doors and deliver a quinoa bowl to your table — prepare to be disappointed. There are some smoke and mirrors at play.
But still, Eatsa is worth a visit for the sheer awe of its automation and quality of its food.