The Star (Jamaica)

Restaurant hires food delivery robot

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ACaliforni­a restaurant struggling with a shortage of workers has employed a food delivery robot. The Sugar Mediterran­ean Bistro revealed their newest member of staff in a video clip uploaded to Facebook.

The post read: “Look at our new team member.” Ana Ortiz, the general manager of the restaurant, says that the robot has been a “lifesaver” and has helped out other members of staff.

She told KOVR-TV: “It is a lifesaver. You know, it helps us bring out all of the food.

“The table that is closest to the patio, I press ‘go’ and it will take it right out.”

The robot has proved to be a hit, but Ortiz wants to retain human interactio­n with the customers.

She said: “We don’t want to give that up. We love to see our people. We love to see their faces. We love to see them happy and after a while, they become family to us.”

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