Ruby the robotic waitress is serving up dishes non-stop from 7:00am to 2:00am at “Drink and Spice Magic Restaurant,” which serves Indian & Chinese food.
Once customers place orders from the iPad on their table, orders are sent directly to the kitchen. Afterward, the chefs place the meal onto Ruby’s serving tray, which she carries to the table. Human waiters then serve the food to customers.
At AED150,000, Ruby doesn’t come cheap, admits manager Mr. Mohammed. However, having recorded over 11,500 orders in the restaurant’s first two weeks of business, she seems like a smart investment.