Friday, June 22, 2018

Fighting the High Minimum Wage: First "Robot Created Burger" Restaurant Opening in San Francisco

On June 27, the world’s first robot-crafted burger will roll off a conveyor belt in San Francisco and into the hands of the public, reports Bloomberg.

The product, from Bay Area-based Creator, a culinary robotics company, is assembled and cooked in a machine that contains 20 computers, 350 sensors, and 50 actuator mechanisms. It does everything from slicing and toasting the brioche bun to adding toppings (to order) and seasoning and cooking the patties, all in five minutes. The meat is ground to order—why it’s touted as so fresh—and sourced from premium ingredients. It emerges from the machine piled with tomatoes and lettuce, sprinkled with seasonings, and drizzled with sauces, at which point it’s transferred by human hands to the customer. The price: $6.

Creator will be open for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and a limited number of diners can order via an online ticket  system through August (ticket sales for August will go live on July 10). In September, Creator will open to the public.

Creator is located at 680 Folsom St., South of Market; it’s in San Francisco’s top five priciest neighborhoods, according to  Among its neighbors are Microsoft,, LinkedIn, and Yelp.



  1. So will the anti-immigrant folks start boycotting this restaurant, because the robots are taking American jobs?

  2. Doesn't someone need to clean the machines eventually?