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Egyptian restaurant hires adorable robot waiter to ease social distancing05:18

Egyptian restaurant hires adorable robot waiter to ease social distancing

Egypt, Cairo
July 28, 2020 at 14:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

A restaurant in Cairo has hired a robot to assist in serving customers sitting indoors, as a substitute for traditional waiters, as seen in footage from Monday.

The robot, named "Mozo," which means a waiter in Spanish, has become a sensation among Kimbo Restaurant & Cafe customers, who welcomed the new idea.

Mohamed Koriem, CEO of Ghrghar Group, which owns and operates Kimbo Egypt said, "The concept of having the robot in the restaurant also assured the customer that social distancing can be easily applied by technology," adding that many customers, when they knew about Mozo from social media, were excited to eat in the restaurant and asked for the robot to serve them, rather than human waiters.

As the coronavirus has spread around the world, several restaurants have resorted to using robots, in order to reduce the interaction between customers and workers, as well as to accomplish the minimum contact of restaurant workers with food and beverage orders.

Egyptian restaurant hires adorable robot waiter to ease social distancing05:18
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A restaurant in Cairo has hired a robot to assist in serving customers sitting indoors, as a substitute for traditional waiters, as seen in footage from Monday.

The robot, named "Mozo," which means a waiter in Spanish, has become a sensation among Kimbo Restaurant & Cafe customers, who welcomed the new idea.

Mohamed Koriem, CEO of Ghrghar Group, which owns and operates Kimbo Egypt said, "The concept of having the robot in the restaurant also assured the customer that social distancing can be easily applied by technology," adding that many customers, when they knew about Mozo from social media, were excited to eat in the restaurant and asked for the robot to serve them, rather than human waiters.

As the coronavirus has spread around the world, several restaurants have resorted to using robots, in order to reduce the interaction between customers and workers, as well as to accomplish the minimum contact of restaurant workers with food and beverage orders.

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