There are no cashiers at Eatsa, a futuristic chain that started in (where else?) San Francisco, and the menu is exclusively composed of quinoa bowls. You place your order on an iPad, and then, like magic, your name pop ups on an LCD screen, and your meal appears in a high-tech cubby. (Think of it like a made-to-order vending machine.) The idea has proven to be successful in San Francisco and Los Angeles, so, naturally, Eatsa will expand to New York this fall, with a location at 285 Madison Avenue, between 40th and 41st streets. Don’t say Grub didn’t warn you about the Silicon Valley–backed fast-food robot apocalypse.
Chain of the future.