Our alpha machine frees up all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant.
It does everything employees can do except better:
- it slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.
- our next revision will offer custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem.
- Also, our next revision will use gourmet cooking techniques never before used in a fast food restaurant, giving the patty the perfect char but keeping in all the juices.
- it’s more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour.
Oops I don't need Crystal and her demands for a living wage for flipping burgers. I can get a machine to do her job faster, better, cleaner, and cheaper. I will note that the company that makes these machines is offering former burger flippers the opportunity to become installers and mechanics for these robots. I would drop my picket sign and hustle over there Crystal before the class fills up. But hey it isn't about Crystal and making her life better its about politicians getting a photo op and union officials getting dues paying members. Right? If you cannot create $15/hr in value than you will not be paid $15/hr, at least in a free market. The reason that burger flippers make low wages is because anyone can do the job so there is a large pool of labor available for that job. Supply/ Demand, do they still teach this in high school economics class? Importing 20 million illiterate/semi literate peasants from Mexico and Central America is not helping Crystals cause either. Curiously, no mention of that in the New York Times article. That's a subject for another time.