US fast-food chains turn to automation to boost speed

Tech in restaurant chains could cut down on wait times, drive higher consumer engagement and increase sales for the rest of the year, executives say

02 August 2023 - 20:57 By Kailyn Rhone

From robotic grills to faster blenders with custom ice and milk dispensers, major US restaurant chains including Starbucks, Domino's and Chipotle are touting new technologies to automate production, cut labour costs and potentially boost profit margins...

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