When it comes to eating out in San Francisco, tackling lengthy lines is just part of the deal. But what if we told you that’s all about to change? Eatsa’s flagship location has just opened in S.F., and it’s sure to disrupt the entire fast-food industry. Cofounded by Scott Drummond and Tim Young, the restaurant is a fully automated vegetarian lunch and dinner spot offering eight quinoa bowl options to choose from. (Sorry, meat lovers!)
Any hungry city dweller understands cheap eats, quick service, and even better food is the key to survival in San Francisco. Eatsa’s futuristic approach ditches in-person cashiers by opting for a completely digital ordering and delivery system. For only $6.95, guests can build customized bowls via an in-store iPad or on their phones. Within a few minutes, your made-to-order meal is ready for pickup inside a personalized glass compartment, you pay via credit card, and you're on your way. It's like magic!
“Eatsa is reinventing fast food by combining the speed and affordability of fast food with the delicious flavors and nutritious ingredients of premium fast casual,” Young tells R29. “By developing new technology to automate every aspect of the food experience, we are able to deliver a product with the best qualities of premium fast casual at a price point that is accessible to everyone.” Whether it’s the healthy food or innovative tech approach that draws you in, Eatsa is unlike any other place you’ll ever feast at. Look for a second location to open in Los Angeles later this fall.