There is this cute cafe in the old American zone in Yangmingshan that has the cat robo waiters and the order by app thinghy.
I really should.
Nice, still does same job, to serve humans.
My wife felt that way at a small coffee shop. She went to counter to order. They told her she needed to download their app to order. The app had trouble downloading…waiting and waiting…just could not get the app to download. The wife pushed them to let her order at the counter…they finally relented. I mean…four cups of coffee with so much pain to order.
Starting to really hate some service methods. Huge menu but all items must use your phone or pad to order by paging through trying to find what you want. Want some utensils? They will point out the area for you to go pick up your fork and spoon. Refreshments? Same situation. Finished eating? Well, please bring your plates to the washing area. If I was hoping to eat cheaply then okay…but these places I have been to are not cheap. That is like the steak house I went to in Singapore where you cook your own steak. They served no cooked food…only provided some accompanying bread and salad. Not cheap. If I wanted to cook my own steak I would do so at home.
Frank’s Texas BBQ, out past Tamsui in Sanzhi, was using the robot waiter thing when I was there in August.
Yeah I hate ordering by qr code. It sucks overall.
I refuse. Always support human jobs
If need a computer to order, demand their staff come out and do. Sorry if they dont like it, but it is giving them an income. fuck this auto shit that makes some dude richer while people lose work. one of those things customers still can make a difference with, on scale. At least as long as no socialism plan is available.
their purpose is to greater divide the wealth gap
The wife and I were at a restaurant with a big menu. They put a paper menu on the table but you had to use their pad to order. However, the “waitress” had to point out what items on the menu were unavailable and teach the wife how to search for the items on the pad…not easy. The items were not aligned like on the paper menu. After you place your order then the waitress comes back to your table to confirm your items. Is this process really more efficient? I guess will be if the waitress does not help you figure out how to order and which items cannot order. Time spent on the ordering process was definitely longer.
A good purpose !
Walked out of a tea house today because of QR codes.
Eventually, I will lose the battle of course.
What is happening with qr codes?
They don’t give you a menu. I’m a laggard.
I like ordering on a screen and having food delivered on a belt line. It’s so much more efficient. In fact I’ve been wondering for years what’s taking so long to implement it.
I think in Kura’s case it’s a little bit of a novelty, and the prices subsidise the belt line. But elsewhere I wonder if all these semi-automated ordering methods are a bit of a false economy. I mean the cost of one staff member with a notepad, vs software updates, extra wifi repeaters that have to be kept running, not to forget all the times the system breaks or people make a mistake requiring human intervention.
For Kura, it seems keep costs low while pay is good comapred to other food places
good for you. I was in 3 Koalas in Hualien and they wanted us to use qr code as well. I always say I dont have a phone and order through humans, they were polite about it But as far as I am concerned, without proper safety nets in place for future jobless issues, I am not going to keep accepting certain job loss programs to make bosses more rich at the same time having my data mined. Dumb and dumber in my opinion!
Hopefully someone dashes into it and sues them taxi cash grab style.