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Fast Food In The Digital Age – New KFC Restaurant Run Entirely by Robots

For the fun of it: Law & Order: KFC | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim Colonel Harland Sanders robot Hotel Run By Robots So Why No A Restaurant KFC opens concept store in Shanghai as fast foodenters the digital age By Wang Zhuoqiong (China Daily) Interior view of the KFC store in Shanghai. [Photo provided to China Daily] The restaurant is much like so many others across the country, designed tastefully to look likea classical Chinese garden. The main dining space, surrounded by green bamboo, is generously filled with flowers, has amoon-shaped doorway, and is decorated in Great Wall gray and jade. But what’s surprising is that it’s actually owned by one of biggest names in global fast food: Yum Brands Inc’s KFC. And it’s been completely designed digitally, in collaboration with BaiduInc, the Chinese web services giant. Located inside Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center, the “Original+” conceptoutlet offers customers a digitalized experience, covering everything from ordering to paying, as well as other types of entertainment. Joey Wat, CEO of KFC China, said “Original+” combines both the company’s “OriginalRecipe” chicken and innovative technologies. Consumers place their orders using Baidu’s virtual personal assistant, Duer. Other technologies used include upgraded automatic ordering machines and Music ChargingTables, where customers can place cellphones capable of wireless charging inside a chargingarea, so that while the devices are being energized, their owners can relax by enjoying a listof songs customized by BaiduMP3 for the store. KFC sees the development of the concept store as a move to reposition itself to keep up withthe latest in social and consumer demands, by encompassing the internet and mobileservices, particularly to attract the younger generation. “The KFC concept store is a very interesting experiment,” said Jason Yu, general manager ofthe consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel China. “It is expected to generate increased customer experience, and raise efficiency forrestaurants. “And in turn it is expected to attract more young and middle class customers.” The advent of such high-tech dining, however, is not expected to fully offset arguably thebiggest challenge being faced by the fast-food industry: Chinese consumers increasinglyopting for healthier eating, within an array of different choices, he said. Another fast-food chain, McDonald’s Corp, meanwhile, is also betting big on digital growth. It has already unveiled its Experience of the Future restaurant, which offers digital, personalized and customized experiences. This year the global fast-food giant will also upgrade its 150 Create Your Taste restaurants infirst-tier Chinese cities, offering digital services and do-it-yourself burgers. Yum’s sales accelerated faster in China than Wall Street expected in the first quarter of 2016, a year in which the company plans to spin off its China unit. Officials said the sales wereboosted particularly by the company’s Spring Festival KFC chicken bucket promotions, Also the owner of the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, the China unit is Yum’s top profit-driver. Theunit’s planned sale has garnered intense interest, attracting high-profile potential suitors andsparking speculation it will fetch a rich valuation. A consortium backed by sovereign fund China Investment Corp has already expressedinterest in buying a majority stake. Yum said last week that sales at its China restaurants open at least a year rose 6 percent inthe first quarter. Its KFC restaurants, the majority of its 7,205 stores in the division, posted a12 percent rise in same-store sales, while the smaller Pizza Hut Casual Dining posted a 12 percent decline. Resources:

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Scary Food: Processed Meat May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk By Up To 67% Says Study

Study: Processed meats increase pancreatic cancer risk by up to 67 percent by: J. D. Heyes (NaturalNews) The latest research on health problems caused by processed meats indicates that they are responsible for dramatic increases in cancer rates among men and women who consume larger quantities. Last year, the World Health Organization issued new guidelines

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Bizarre Oddities: Vladimir Putin’s Putinka Russian Vodka Vs Little Obama’s Obamka Ice Cream

The UK’s Daily Mail Reported Via Rothschild’s Gate-Keeper News Agency REUTERS That There Is Outrage Over This Product. Really? Outrage as Russian firm milks chilly US-Kremlin ties with ‘Little Obama’ ice cream A Russian company is trying tocash in on chilly relations between Moscow and Washington by releasing an ice cream called ‘Little Obama,’ irritating U.S.officials. The product, called

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Scary Food: Avoid these foods from China: they are filled with plastic, pesticides and cancer-causing chemicals

Avoid these foods from China: they are filled with plastic, pesticides and cancer-causing chemicals by: J. D. Heyes (NaturalNews) Generally speaking, quality control and employee health are not issues that Chinese industry or the Chinese government are overly concerned about, especially in comparison to U.S. and European standards. But there are some foods and products

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Unregulated Tiny Nanoparticles In Food Supply, Your Chewing Gum Is Making You a Lab Rat

Your Chewing Gum Is Making You a Lab Rat Tiny nanoparticles are entering our food supply unregulated, unlabeled, and untested. By Michael Stein Whenever I’m on a long road trip, chomping down on a piece of gum helps me stay awake. I don’t choose gum because it’s bright white or glossy, but because the burst of

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FBI: Man Sprayed Mouse Poison On Whole Foods Produce, Other Grocery Stores’ Produce Hit As Well

FBI: Man Sprayed Mouse Poison On Grocery Store Produce by Reve Fisher   On May 3, officials detained the man who has been accused of spraying a liquid onto unpackaged food products and produce at various Michigan supermarkets. The public played a substantial role in helping the FBI and Ann Arbor Police Department locate the man

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Scary Food: Same fructose used in sodas found to damage brain cells… makes you stupid and promotes Alzheimer’s

Same fructose used in sodas found to damage brain cells… makes you stupid and promotes Alzheimer’s by: Isabelle Z. (NaturalNews) We already know that sugar is bad for our health in general, but a remarkable study shows that its destruction even extends to our brains. That’s right: The food you eat could actually be making

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Scary Food: Quaker Oats Sued For Use Of Glyphosate In ‘100% Natural’ Products

Quaker Oats Sued For Use Of Glyphosate In ‘100% Natural’ Products By Rinf Quaker Oats is facing a new lawsuit following private tests that found trace amounts of the herbicide glyphosate on the company’s products. Thus, plaintiffs argue, the company employs false marketing tactics in claiming its products are “100% natural.” A lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed

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The Kosher Hidden Tax Racket: Your Food And Life Is Being Cursed As Evil Enters Your Body?

The Kosher Tax is an outrageous example of Jewish control on our every day lives. Go to your cupboard and examine your food’s packaging; it’s very likely you will find a circled U or K on each package. (some symbols are a letter such as the U inside a triangle) These symbols are not to

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The Fluoride Wars: Loving Cancer, Loving Lower IQ – Poisoned Water

The Fluoride Wars: Loving Cancer, Loving Lower IQ By Jon Rappoport It’s no surprise that the US government would look the other way when lower IQ and cancer are business as usual. One of the major agencies that would look the other way is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). —But suppose scientists within the EPA spoke

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