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Cafe in New Zealand will deliver hamburgers at 87 MPH

By Himanshu Arora ยท 12 replies
Dec 16, 2013
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  1. 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...

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  2. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    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. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 338   +180

    Now, that's a "Fast Food & Furious".
    9Nails, Tekkaraiden and EClyde like this.
  4. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,046   +321

    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 !
  5. Joshw

    Joshw TS Rookie Posts: 17   +8

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

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,769   +598

    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.
  7. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Maniac Posts: 350   +112

    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
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,506   +3,503

    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).
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013
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  9. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    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 *** idea.
  10. GREAT SCOTT we must increase speed to 88mph and increase power to 1.21 jiggawatts!
    LukeDJ, 9Nails and RzmmDX like this.
  11. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    That's fun.
  12. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    I dare them to send me drinks through the tube.
  13. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Booster Posts: 108   +26

    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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