Robot making a burger at Creator Burger in California.
Aubrie Pick


San Francisco, California

Creator is a burger restaurant. But the food isn’t made by a cook flipping patties over a stove. Place an order at Creator and you can watch your burger being prepared—from the slicing of the bun to the melting of the cheese—by an elegant robot system in the dining room. Because the restaurant’s human employees aren’t busy in the kitchen, they’re able to chat about flavor pairings and explain the automated process that brings you your food. Meanwhile, the robots perfectly prep and assemble your meal. —Constance Gibbs

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