US fast food chains ‘working on robot technology’ to combat wage rises

As a campaign to raise minimum wages for fast-food chain workers gathers pace in the US, so too are efforts to create robots and other machines to replace humans behind their grills. Restaurant employees across the US have been demanding a higher minimum wage and several states including New York are planning to introduce pay of $15 (£9.58) an hour in the coming years. But with salaries accounting for an estimated 30% of the industry';s costs, the change could put a huge strain on companies.

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