Cafe in New Zealand will deliver hamburgers at 87 MPH

By on December 16, 2013, 8:14 AM

The C1 Cafe in New Zealand is installing a pneumatic tube food delivery system that will deliver hamburgers across the eatery at around 87 mph. The system, which will connect the kitchen to each table in the cafe, will be used by the cooks to shoot burgers directly to hungry patrons. C1 already uses smaller tubes to deliver order slips from cafe area to the kitchen.

In the video embedded above, C1's chef Richie Ward demonstrates how the new system works. According to him, small stainless steel capsules, capable of holding 3 burgers each, will carry food through the tubes. The idea of having this kind of delivery system first struck the owner Sam Crofskey's mind while watching cartoon television show Futurama.

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Chuck Cortes Chuck Cortes said:

Ridiculous, remove all direct contact with actual people just to save a few bucks. How sad. Why not just automate the whole damn restaurants?

3 people like this | noel24 said:

Now, that's a "Fast Food & Furious".

EClyde EClyde said:

People will no longer be required to make your burger look like hell. The tube will do it. People will now be required to insure your burger doesn't look like hell. Imagine that !

Joshw Joshw said:

Ridiculous, remove all direct contact with actual people just to save a few bucks. How sad. Why not just automate the whole damn restaurants?

lmao yes people no longer bring you your hamburgers how horribly sad.

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Ridiculous, remove all direct contact with actual people just to save a few bucks. How sad. Why not just automate the whole damn restaurants?

They already have that in Japan, and if it's good enough for the Japanese the whole world needs to do the same. Now the real question is how long before this system pays it self back, or how many waiters does it really replace. It seems more like one guys dream that he's making in to reality after spending too much time in a costco as a child looking at the Pneumatic tubes running along the ceiling.

Forgot so say, what if you order a steak or a something that wouldn't really look to presentable when you open the capsule on the receiving end.

LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

Ridiculous, remove all direct contact with actual people just to save a few bucks. How sad. Why not just automate the whole damn restaurants?

Chill man... I mean, the waiter will still have to take the order, and it's only that particular meal that is going to be sent via the tubes. All it will change, if anything, is a slight reduction in wait times and some good entertainment for the kids :P

1 person liked this | davislane1 davislane1 said:

Ridiculous, remove all direct contact with actual people just to save a few bucks. How sad. Why not just automate the whole damn restaurants?

This is fast food, not fine dining. If we're supposed to be concerned about less human interaction in a restaurant, the people who deserve criticism are the obtuse individuals who think it fashionable to whip out their smartphone and carry on a parallel conversation during a dining engagement. Automated burger delivery, on the other hand, is an interesting and possibly very effective way to move sandwiches from the kitchen to the customer (assuming that the resultant acceleration doesn't destroy the product).

GhostRyder GhostRyder said:

This sounds awesome, honestly I love going to restaurants with cool ideas like this. As long as the food is good when it gets there, then this is a bad ass idea.

3 people like this | Guest said:

GREAT SCOTT we must increase speed to 88mph and increase power to 1.21 jiggawatts!

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I dare them to send me drinks through the tube.

Hasbean said:

Macd's is installing one too. Theirs is slightly different though, you sit on a commode, hold your mouth over the end of the tube!

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