Where we are
Robots are making food and delivering it in the latest disruption of the fast food economy. Zume Pizza is an automated pizza delivery restaurant expanding its operations into plant-based packaging and mobile kitchens. Robotic coffee shops like Cafe X are cutting down space and seating requirements for inner-city food establishments.
Where we’re going
McDonalds built the biggest restaurant chain in the world by streamlining operations. Now restaurants will have to adapt or die as the production model of automated food services escalates. Self-driving food trucks that can tap into new neighborhoods and fast, fresh delivery will be consumer novelties.
How to think about it
Food delivery platforms make the world your oyster. Consider a specialty cuisine or neighborhoods and regions with limited niche food options that would benefit from ghost kitchens preparing delivery-only meals.