Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lunch With Beth–Eatsa the Automat

Beth and I are both old enough to remember the automat, so when we learned that Eatsa is open, we went over there to check it out.  Eatsa is a fully automated automat. Located at 121 Spear Street, it was easy to spot from across the street.

There's a friendly concierge to help first-timers with the process.
Order on their computer, or download their app on your phone. Even though it was their first day, everything worked perfectly! There is no cashier. You have to pay with a credit or debit card.
There are inspiring messages to entertain you during your short wait for your food.

The orders are delivered into "cubbies."
When your order is ready, the display tells you which "cubby" it's in.
Tap twice, and the door opens. Your name is on the wrapper, too.

Utensils are dispensed one at a time.
Glasses of fizzy water were tucked into a corner.
Beth ordered the Smokehouse Salad and a side order of Chips and Guacamole.

J.K. got the Balsamic Beet.

This was fun and tasty. We will be back.