Before COVID-19, employee training on well established standards for cleaning, cooking, hygiene, separation, and monitoring was the bedrock for food safety in the fast casual business. Proper employee supervision and management can mitigate cases of Norovirus, Salmonella, and E. coli. With the coronavirus, however, measures to mitigate contact with other humans are crucial as well.
Despite their novelty to the restaurant industry, robots have been around a long time. According to Eric Roberts, the former director of undergraduate studies for the Computer Science Department at Stanford, the ancient Egyptians used water-powered human-shaped carvings to automatically strike bells marking the start of every hour. In 1961, American inventor George Devol was