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Food preparation and service is the 3rd most popular job in the United States.


AI, robots, and automation are already replacing humans in the food services

73% of food preparation and service activites are able to be automated. And we are already seeing the beginning of this change.

  • Miso Robotics, a start-up company, has introduced “Flippy”, a robot that will assist with grilling, prepping and plating food, mostly burgers.
  • McDonalds just announced an “Experience of the Future” initiative that will replace cashiers at all locations in the U.S. by 2020.

See for yourself

  • Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell have already set up automated kiosks in Shanghai, China.

  • On the product end, you can now use a 3D printer to make a hot pizza in five minutes that can be customized to particular orders.

“It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient [and] making $15 an hour bagging French Fries.”

-- former CEO of McDonald's


Be prepared

Companies with resources are going to continue to experiment with new ways to reduce costs. We will see fewer and fewer workers in many restaurants over time.  Sign up to get started on your #UpSkill journey so you can get ahead in the new economy.