A new restaurant chain called Eatsa is unlike any fast-food chain we’ve seen before.
The restaurant is almost fully automated, functioning like a vending machine that spits out freshly-prepared quinoa bowls.
When customers enter Eatsa, they order their food at an iPad kiosk.
Hidden behind the wall of cubbies, kitchen staff prepare the food.
The door to that cubbie will then light up with the name of the customer who ordered the bowl.
The menu at Eatsa consists of a variety of quinoa bowls costing $6.95 that feature toppings like portobello mushrooms, edamame, corn, salsa, guacamole, cheese, egg, nuts, onions pears, roasted potatoes, spaghetti squash, tomatoes, and more.
Customers can create their own quinoa bowls from the ingredients or order from a number of recommended menu items like the “Burrito bowl” with guacamole, salsa, cheese, asada portobello, grilled corn, warm lemon-herb toasted quinoa, tortilla chips, and seasoned pinto beans.
Eatsa’s computer system remembers every customer’s order.
So whenever they return to the restaurant, the system will display their previous orders and recommend new quinoa bowls based on their preferences.
The chain has two locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles and plans to add 10 more restaurants this year, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.