Miso Featured in Wall Street Journal: Amid the Labor Shortage, Robots Step in to Make the French Fries

Miso Featured in Wall Street Journal: Amid the Labor Shortage, Robots Step in to Make the French Fries

The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Mims went to Merrillville, Indiana to visit Flippy at White Castle #42:

“In a White Castle just southeast of Chicago, the 100-year-old purveyor of fast food has played host for the past year to an unusual, and unusually hardworking, employee: a robotic fry cook.

Flippy at White Castle #42 in Merrillville, Indiana
‘Flippy’ can do more than make French fries. The robot can also make onion rings. CLARISSA BONET FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Flippy, as the robot is known, is no gimmick, says Jamie Richardson, a White Castle vice president. It works 23 hours a day (one hour is reserved for cleaning) and has operated almost continuously for the past year, manning—or robot-ing—the fry station at White Castle No. 42…

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