PASADENA (CBSLA) — The line cook at CaliBurger in Pasadena is fast, efficient and headless.
Flippy, a $60,000 burger-flipping robot, is now working at CaliBurger in Pasadena.READ MORE: 5 Drainage Culverts Retrofitted For Safer Wildlife Crossing Along 12-Mile Stretch Of State Route 118 In Ventura County
The robot can cook 150 burgers an hour, but it does have some limitations – it needs a human to put the patties on the grill.
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CaliBurger says Flippy will become available at multiple locations this year.
“Every new CaliBurger restaurant is being designed with an eye toward implementation of the technologies being developed by Cali Group’s affiliated companies, Jonathan Wong, Chief Operating Officer of CaliBurger, said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Man Claims Rams Star Aaron Donald Assaulted Him
One of those technologies includes deploying a platform that would operate an entire restaurant from an app on a single tablet, Wong said.