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Lawson tests fried chicken-dispensing robot in Tokyo

11 December 2018, at 12:00am

JAPAN, 12 December 2018 - Major convenience store chain Lawson Inc. began experimenting Tuesday with a hot-and-ready food-dispensing robot that looks like its famous mascot, Karaage-kun, at an outlet in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo

The word "Karaage" refers to Japanese fried chicken.

The robot, Dekitate (ready-to-eat) Karaage-kun Robo, can prepare food quickly as well as increase efficiency among workers.

Depending on the results of the trial, it may be used to make other kinds of fried food as well, according to Lawson.

The robot is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows it to fry food in just over a minute.

Originally, it used to take six minutes to prepare the food, which was kept warm until a customer made an order.

Since the new robot is faster, the food is prepared after the order is placed and served fresh.

Source: The Japan Times