Robot Restaurant Opened in Jiang, China

They weren’t born to serve you but they were definitely built to do just that, and where else if not in China.

Located in Jiang, China’s Shandong Province, the Dalu Rebot Restaurant opened on the 5th of December and can cater to about 100 customers, featuring two robot receptionists and a “staff” of six robot-waitresses. Two of them serve drinks, two serve small tables and another two tend to the big one. It seems that more “hiring” will be made in the near future as owners expect the restaurant will become quite a hit.

As all the waiting is done by robots, the tables were set in a circular pattern so that the robots can follow an exact route. Not all the work in the restaurant is done by them though, there are also people working there, especially in the kitchen, but some were also hired to welcome customers into the restaurant.

The concept belongs to The Shandong Dalu Science and Technology Company, who isn’t planning to stop here, as they want to further develop this idea and ultimately have a staff of 40 robots. Seems logical enough, considering that business really took off when the people heard about these unusual waiters.



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Feedback (23 Comments)

  • Vancouver Moose Posted on December 10, 2010

    “where else if not in China.”

    I’m amazed that the first restaurant staffed entirely by robots is not in Japan.

  • Stephen Russell Posted on December 10, 2010

    Bring this to the US, Be real Radical, IE make this a Automat PF Chaings diner for the US market IE serve that style Chinese fare.
    Wow, Id visit BIG Time.
    Have robot Bar, storyteller for kids, Use touchtone panels to order, Wii, WiFi, & add more to Dining experience alone.

  • Asset Allocation Certification Posted on December 13, 2010

    Its is good to see these robots in Chinese Restaurant. I think that now China wants to stand head to head with the world in every field as i have seen that robots were introduced in Japanese, Koreans, European(Germany) and to some U.S Restaurants. So the Chinese also introduced them to their restaurants, which sounds great to me. Thanks for the post….

  • Shran Posted on December 26, 2010

    Did you notice some of the customers are r…. too ?

  • dove Posted on July 4, 2011

    where is location and phone# of this place???