For years slicing döner meat was an ordinary human job in every kebab shop in every city on Earth. Forget about that — meet the kebab robot.
North London based Super Kebab, named the best London takeaway earlier this year, automated it’s meat slicing process. The Turkish-made £5.000 Atalay döner robot “which, guided by sensors, glides up and down the tower of meat, slicing off perfect cuts of lamb”, is the first to be installed in a UK kebab shop.
Owner Hakan Gorenli “is very happy about his investment and thinks others will soon follow” and he could be right, taking into account that, according to the British Kebab Awards (yeah), a total number of 1.3 million (!) kebabs are estimated to be sold across Britain every day in around 17,000 shops. Abandoning the traditional method of doner slicing could become an ongoing trend as the new technology keeps the staff off the hot and tiring job. “Above all 99% of Gorenli’s customers are happy with the robot too, as they like that it cuts precisely and hygienically.”
Looking at similar concepts like Eatsa, the popular San Francisco-based restaurant chain where hip vegetarian quinoa dishes are being served by machines, one question remains though. Is this a solution to keep Britain’s high streets livable?