Carl’s Jr CEO wants to replace all human workers with robots
Carl’s Jr may no longer be staffed by humans in the not-too-distant future. (AP)Looks like the little guy can teach a global fast food conglomerate a thing or two about running a restaurant
Eatsa, the mostly automated healthy, fast food bowl shop based in San Francisco, has inspired the CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s to rethink the traditional workforce—by replacing all humans with robots.
“I want to try it,” CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider. “We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person.”
The move could help the fast food giant cope with rising minimum wages across the country.
“With government driving up the cost of labor, it’s driving down the number of jobs,” he says, predicting the automation trend will likely extend beyond the restaurant industry. “You’re going to see automation not just in airports and grocery stores, but in restaurants.”