Eatsa ordering stations left and automatonstyle pickup cubbies right

Eatsa ordering stations (left) and automaton-style pickup cubbies (right).

Eatsa: The Apple store meets the Automat

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If you hope emerging technology might significantly reduce your restaurant’s operating overhead, keep your eye on Eatsa. It’s a tech-driven operation in San Francisco designed from the ground up to keep labor costs microscopically low yet simultaneously alleviate choke points—long lines to place orders; slow checkout at the cashier—that plague other fast casual restaurants.

The Eatsa experience works this way. An arriving customer steps into space that has a futuristic look-and-

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