Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fast food reinvented? Eatsa, a fully automated restaurant opens in San Francisco

Eatsa 3A new high-tech fast food restaurant has opened this week, near San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Eatsa, where fast food is redefined – bold, fresh and flavourful customised quinoa bowls that are prepared blazing fast, at an unbeatable price point.

“eatsa is reinventing fast food by combining the speed and affordability of fast food with the delicious flavours and nutritious ingredients of premium fast casual,” said Tim Young, co-founder of eatsa. “By developing new technology to automate every aspect of the food experience, we are able to deliver a product with the best qualities of premium fast casual at a price point that is accessible to everyone.”

eatsa is a refreshing change from the tired fast fare of sandwiches, burritos and salads and the perfect solution for time-crunched urbanites. eatsa serves up tasty dishes for $6.95 with quinoa as the basis for each bowl. Created with wholesome nutritious ingredients, eatsa provides an entire meal’s worth of complete protein in each bowl.

Eatsa 1eatsa features a simple and interactive ordering experience, a virtual cashier, and no wait time. eatsa’s unique virtual cashier remembers every customer allowing for highly personalized interaction and tailored suggestions. A first of its kind automated food pick-up system features a collection of glass door “cubbies.” When a customer’s meal is ready, the cubby door transforms to display personalized graphics and presents the food at the touch of a button. Eatsa 2This automated system ensures every customer receives their food when and how they want it.

“It’s essentially lunch on demand,” said Scott Drummond, co-founder. “eatsa’s Order Anywhere concept translates to zero wait time for customers. No more waiting in line. No more $12 lunch salads. Just delicious food that is nutritious, affordable, and quick.”

Popular menu items include:

Smokehouse Salad – Toasted Red Quinoa and Mixed Greens topped with BBQ Portabella, Tomato, Cucumber, Corn, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Pepper, Sharp Cheddar with BBQ Ranch and Crispy Onion Strings

The Mediterranean – Quinoa Herb Salad and Arugula topped with Tomato, Cucumber, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese and Dill Yogurt Sauce

Harvest Bowl – Quinoa Stuffing topped with Green Beans, Roasted Root Vegetables, Cranberry Relish, Mushroom Gravy, Almonds and Crispy Onion Strings

No Worry Curry – Stir Fry Style Quinoa with Arugula, Curried Parsnip Strips, Pickled Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Apple-Cabbage Slaw, Red Thai Curry and Spaghetti Squash.

The Good Food Guide 2016 – Top 50 UK Restaurants of 2016

The Good Food Guide is the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide. Since 1951 they have been reviewing and writing about restaurants, pubs and cafés, bringing together the best places to eat out from throughout the UK.  Listed below are the ‘Top 50 Restaurants of 2016’:

Good Food Guide 2016

1 L’Enclume, Cumbria (10)
2 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (10)
3 Pollen Street Social, London (9)
4 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall (9)
5 Hibiscus, London (9)
6 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire (9)
7 Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)
8 The Ledbury, London (8)
9 Fraiche, Merseyside (8)
10 Le Champignon Sauvage, Glos (8)
11 The Square, London (8)
12 Fera at Claridges, London (8)
13 Le Gavroche, London (8)
14 Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Tayside (8)
15 Marcus, London (8)
16 Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire (8)
17 The French, Manchester (8)
18 André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire (8)
19 Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (8)
20 The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)
21 Bohemia, Jersey (7)
22 The Waterside Inn, Berkshire (7)
23 Artichoke, Buckinghamshire (7)
24 Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan (7)
25 Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London (7)
26 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (7)
27 Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall (7)
28 Casamia, Bristol (7)
29 Adam’s, Birmingham (7)
30 Restaurant Martin Wishart,Edinburgh (7)
31 Pied à Terre, London (7)
32 Restaurant Story, London (7)
33 Murano, London (7)
34 Ynyshir Hall, Powys (7)
35 Sketch, London (7)
36 Llangoed Hall, Powys (7)
37 Hedone, London (7)
38 Hambleton Hall, Rutland (7)
39 The Peat Inn, Fife (7)
40 Gidleigh Park, Devon (7)
41 Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Derbyshire (7)
42 Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire (7)
43 The Hand & Flowers, Buckinghamshire (6)
44 Yorke Arms, Ramsgill, Yorkshire (6)
45 The Dairy, London (6)
46 OX, Belfast (6)
47 The Raby Hunt, Durham (6)
48 Lake Road Kitchen, Cumbria (6)
49 The Sportsman, Kent (6)
50 Northcote, Lancashire (6)

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