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Date: 04/10/08 05:03 AM

52 Responses to Fast Food, German style

  1. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 4:18 am
    Link: Fast Food, German style - An automated restaurant in Germany. No more ditzy waitresses for you to tip.
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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
    744 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 5:06 am
    That`s flippin crazy! I wanna go to one of those.
  3. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 5:09 am
    Nah, I like having a waitress. It was fun to watch though.
  4. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 5:22 am
    That`s pretty awesome. I need to return to Germany again one of these days! It`s so beautiful there, and when it`s December, you definitely feel in tune with the holidays!
  5. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 5:25 am
    Oooh! That`s awwwwwwesome!
    That`s on par with those sushi restaraunts with the conveyor belts or the flowing boats.

    Wicked cool.

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    Grossen Male 18-29
    455 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 5:44 am
    Nidonemo, I think this might be a bit beyond a conveyor belt in a sushi bar...
  7. Profile photo of HI-haole
    HI-haole Male 18-29
    606 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 5:44 am
    I just came from Germany and just to let you know... you are not supposed to tip the waiter, they already get a percentage of the house income automatically.

    You can if you want, but if you give to much they won`t take it, from my experience anyway.

    Pretty cool automation regardless...

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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 5:50 am
    neat, was hoping for robot chefs :)
  9. Profile photo of loitering
    loitering Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 6:00 am
    Awesome! Can`t wait till we have that stuff everywhhere...

    Hi-haole- I`m sorry but what part of Germany did you visit(-imaginary land)? You are supposed to tip(10%, that is) but it`s kinda your choice. Hardly anybody would complain if you didn`t - it`s supposed to be for good service- they`ll just think your a prick and spit in the food of the next customer. ;-)

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    dover19 Male 18-29
    47 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 6:05 am
    Wow, I wanna go there. No need to tip anymore either.
  11. Profile photo of HankMagoo
    HankMagoo Male 18-29
    100 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 6:20 am
    That`s about the stupidest thing I have ever seen.
  12. Profile photo of HI-haole
    HI-haole Male 18-29
    606 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 6:27 am
    Hey loitering... If you had ever been to Germany you would know they get a percentage off the top and whatever else you give them is extra. Also I said from my experience... in your experience they probably took advantage of your ignorance.
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    Doomlike Male 13-17
    416 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 6:42 am
    That`s pretty neat, could lower the price. But I doubt it`s going to change the overpriced restaurant problem in Germany.
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    yesssssssss Male 13-17
    61 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 6:48 am
    just wow.
  15. Profile photo of wowibrandon
    wowibrandon Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2008 at 7:15 am
    great, now who am i going to yell at when my food is cold????
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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
    380 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 7:21 am
    Great idea, untill someones food gets stuck or you get the wrong order. Then what?
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    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
    191 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 7:44 am
    This is great! I support anything that prevents me having to talk to some poor person.
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    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
    200 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 8:31 am
    wow we need one of those here
  19. Profile photo of vancouverite
    vancouverite Female 18-29
    250 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 8:40 am
    i so want to go there
  20. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:05 am
    Just one step below robots. When everyone fights and kill each others to get a job dont act surprised.
  21. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 9:11 am
    Thats pretty cool. And Groogle, your avatar really disgusts me.
  22. Profile photo of Yoma4
    Yoma4 Female 13-17
    486 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 9:27 am
    What if you order soup?
    Won`t it splash onto people as it slides through the air? x]
  23. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
    1212 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 9:29 am
    It was a cool video to watch, but I like talking to ppl. I agree with Groogle on the job aspect.
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    hunnibuns Female 13-17
    71 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 9:35 am
    wow .. whens there gonna be a vegetarian one? dratin meat eaters
  25. Profile photo of anGiE_O_o
    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
    488 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 9:42 am
    yes the germans
    their unemployed rate going up up up

    tsk
    tsk
    tsk

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    shamille Female 18-29
    831 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 9:46 am
    that is damn sexy.

    we need one of those.

    put Ohio on the damn MAP

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    shamille Female 18-29
    831 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 10:04 am
    @ hunnibuns: They probably have vegetarian choices on the menu. all the food comes down in their containers so it`s not like your salad is gonna be sliding down soakin` up pork juice.
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    poliepapie Male 18-29
    15 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 10:23 am
    in most west-european countrys you don`t tip. in belgium (the little part between germany and france and holland) most waitresses cant`t accept tips. service is included in your paycheck.
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    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1572 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 10:28 am
    Cool!
  30. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
    920 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 10:54 am
    I`ve seen this before somewhere..on tv maybe. its a cool idea
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    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 11:15 am
    snausages
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    natakalt Female 18-29
    1697 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 11:53 am
    Ohh I want to go there, hope they have it in english, spanish or french, cos` I don`t know nothing in german.

    And it`s cool that while you wait for the food you have internet access, I always get bored while waiting for the weiter.

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    llsn Female 13-17
    80 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Someone might have already addressed this but: the reason they say that service with a smile is rare, or whatever is becuase in Germany the tip is included in the meal, so, what`s the reason to give good service when you`re getting a tip no matter what? Also, taxes are included in products, you know, on the little sticker, price tag thing.
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    rojodesigner Female 30-39
    101 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    *lol@ order soup* Yoma4.

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    rojodesigner Female 30-39
    101 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    Will there still be spit in my food from the pissed off cook when I attempt to send it back for being wrong? Is that automated too?
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    Awesome...
  37. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    llsn its coz germnas r still sore coz they lost 2 wars and england are better @ footbal than them.
    SQUAREHEADS
    jkn i quite like germans
  38. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    Grossen: I meant it`s on par with the level of win, which of course is in the Epicsphere.

    Rojodesigner brings up a good point, (no not the spit), who do you talk to if the order is incorrect? For example there`s no dressing with your salad, or the meat is undercooked?

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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2397 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    Thats looks fun.
  40. Profile photo of kickass9
    kickass9 Male 13-17
    176 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    More jobs lost to robots...
  41. Profile photo of moonie_kat
    moonie_kat Female 18-29
    358 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    If all restaurants were like this, I wouldn`t have a job...
  42. Profile photo of adilicious
    adilicious Female 13-17
    377 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    I`d like to go to a restaurant like that.
    Just for the experience.
  43. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    Nidonemo - Send them an SMS or email from the computer-menu thing?
  44. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    I would like that, but the rails need to be concealed. It makes the whole place seem hectic, otherwise, very good idea.
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    coolcrazyguy Male 18-29
    161 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    what, no nazi remarks from you filthy hateful anti-white racists?
  46. Profile photo of Eternal76
    Eternal76 Female 30-39
    226 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    Pretty cool, but what about drinks? And drink refills?
  47. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    wait,whatnow,where the hell is this place?I live in berlin and can say i´ve never seen or heard of that thing,and btw,awful awful concept,our unemployment rate here is already ridiculous thanks to a incompetent and uncaring government who are more focused on planning their next party or meeting with business leaders than the population.
  48. Profile photo of grandmasterz
    grandmasterz Male 18-29
    292 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    I just want to know where it is.
  49. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    very cool
  50. Profile photo of FuzzBucket
    FuzzBucket Female 18-29
    8 posts
    April 23, 2008 at 12:30 am
    i want me one of those
  51. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    May 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    That was cool. Very unique idea.
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    speedy_3909 Male 13-17
    360 posts
    August 23, 2009 at 8:24 am
    I kinda wanna go to Germany now.

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