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December 2, 2016

Can’t hire enough waiters at your restaurant? Hire a drone

ATLead welcomes you to the future and brings to you a unique solution of “employing’ Drones and put an end to the age-old hassle of employing waiters who have high demands and less efficiency. According to a report from Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, “The food-and-beverage (F&B) sector is plagued by a severe shortage of workers,”

“Many seemed to attribute this to the low profile of the industry, long and irregular working hours, as well as the negative connotation associated with an F&B service staff.”

It’s a similar situation in the U.S., where the 2012 average annual salary for waiters and waitresses was $18,590, per the American Job Center. And it’s not easy for the U.S. restaurants to find waiters either: Nearly 43% of open jobs in the food-service industry remain unfilled for longer than three months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ATLead’s drones are keenly awaiting to be introduced at your restaurant chain, carrying up to 4.4 pounds/ 2 kgs of food and drink each. Initially ATLead gives you the power to choose from a varied range of purchase patterns whether you wish to rent a drone to test the waters and dip your toes in this new world or to buy the drone for a more permanent setting.

In the case of renting we will assist you with a “drone captain” who will maneuver the drone to deliver the food to respective stations/tables. In case of buying the drone, the airborne, unpiloted Drones will deliver food within the restaurant by swooping over the heads of diners on paths charted by a computer program, using infra-red sensors placed around the restaurant.

The drones will be able to free up the existing staff members to focus more on interacting with customers or other tasks that require higher-level thinking. It’s especially important in Singapore, where the country’s food-and-beverage industry lacks nearly 7,000 people

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“Drones can shift tasks away from humans, and we can do the higher cognitive functions,” said Jonathan Rupprecht, a commercial pilot and practicing lawyer. “Drones can’t do art, can’t mix drinks. They can’t put garnishments on food. You can spend more money on the chef, then free him up with Drones that can work long hours.”

Even though the costs of the drones are debatable, “You’re not going to have to pay any incentives to Drones,” Rupprecht said. “It takes a lot of problems off the table from a business standpoint.”

Singapore has been working to find technological solutions to solve its labor shortage. A Singapore tax credit launched in 2010, the Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme, allows businesses to get a 400% tax deduction of up to $400,000 for qualifying expenditures.

Even with the possible tax break, is it worth it to try to replace waiters with drones?

“They need to be careful they don’t overload the drone with too much weight,” Rupprecht said. “You have to factor in battery life.”

 “It’s going to be expensive and cumbersome to realistically operate,” he said. “But it’s great marketing. I sort of want to go to the restaurant just to watch them.”

 

How can ATLead help boost your business?

  1. Our Drones will increasingly make unskilled labor obsolete

The deployment of restaurant drones is just another sign that the era of Drones displacing human workers in unskilled labor jobs is now upon us. The food service industry is ripe for automation via Drones, and while flying Drones may be the easiest to deploy right now, humanoid Drones that flip burgers, unload delivery trucks and prepare food ingredients are arriving over the next decade or so. As these Drones sweep into service markets, millions of unskilled human workers who currently hold such jobs will be left unemployed.

This is especially relevant when considering how fast food workers who are already protesting in the streets for increasing wages. The higher the wages demanded by workers, the more quickly restaurants can justify investments in Drones that replace them.
Unlike human workers, restaurant drones and humanoid Drones:

• Don't call in sick
• Don't sexually harass coworkers
• Don't steal food
• Don't spit in the food
• Don't get high on breaks
• Don't insult the customers
• Don't slack off and whine about being asked to work
• Don't require Obamacare coverage
• Don't need vacation days
• Don't quit unexpectedly
• Don't divulge company secrets to competitors
• Don't have their arms and necks covered with gang tattoos

  1. Our Drones will increase the market value of your restaurant

Keeping aside all the other reasons lets point out the basic need of raising monetary flow into the business. The F&B Industry has always been a widely flourishing industry since the beginning but in the day and age of such competition we know the need for innovation and provide you with an X-factor to rely on! Drones are the next big thing and let us be the guiding hand for your restaurant to step into this transformation.


 

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