Minimum Wage Law Leads To Robots Now Serving Coffee

A second coffee shop that employs robots instead of humans has opened in San Francisco to battle minimum wage and other labor costs.

As the minimum wage climbs, it makes more sense for retail vendors to employ robots. Causality in all of this is the worker who needs entry level jobs to gain skills for the next phase of their life.

Robotic Coffeebar has just opened its second location in San Francisco on Market Street at the corner of the financial district. The first SF location opened last year inside the Metreon movie and restaurant complex. The coffebar has no baristas, all the coffees are made by robot.

Robotic Coffeebar has just opened its second location in San Francisco on Market Street at the corner of the financial district. The first SF location opened last year inside the Metreon movie and restaurant complex. The coffebar has no baristas, all the coffees are made by robot.

The product specialist at the new location told me they already have many regulars. She said that as the regulars walk to work, many order via app and the coffee is ready when they enter the shop.

H/T Economic Policy Journal

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