Companies around the U.S. are turning to robots to get the job done. Names like Grubhub, Uber Eats, and others, are embracing robot delivery.
Various restaurants and other industries have been struggling to find workers who are willing to do the job, they cannot offer a wage attractive enough to fill the position. Rather than turning to closing down the business and having more people lose their jobs and options to eat in the market etc, they've turned to robots to help.
In the U.S. this year more than 29,000 robots have been ordered because of labor shortages and this has given a drastic boost to the industry as covid did for online shopping and online grocery ordering etc, telemedicine and more.
The robots are seen making drinks, frying, delivering food to tables, and helping maintain operations so that those restaurants and small businesses can stay open.
Restaurants often don't have a high margin for expenses, every penny matters in doing business. There aren't unlimited wages that those restaurants can pay to those who are serving or making food, there is a limit. If they cannot hire someone to that position for what they can afford, but they can find a technology alternative to bring a solution then this helps to keep businesses operational and food options in the market open.
Whether these robots are helping to deliver groceries home to the elderly or delivering plates to tables at a Chick-fil-A, they have proven that they can provide value, and they have been used as a solution to helping businesses stay open and functioning during these difficult times.