A new sommelier for Sepia, automation at Wow Bao and more restaurant news
Wow Bao opened its first fully automated restaurant Dec. 1 in the Gold Coast. Lettuce Entertain You’s fast-casual Asian chain plans to double the number of Wow Bao locations with the new technology (from San Francisco-based Eatsa) throughout 2018. After swiping a credit card (or ordering via mobile app) and entering a name at a touch-screen kiosk, patrons order from the full menu of steamed buns, rice and noodle bowls, dumplings and more. When your food is ready, your name appears on the digital board above 12 LED-lit cubbies with digital screens. Double tap the window and grab your food.