According to Momentum Machines, making burgers costs US$9 billion a year in wages in the United States alone. The company points out that a machine that could make burgers with minimum human intervention would not only provide huge savings in labor costs, but would also reduce preparation space with a burger kitchen replaced by a much smaller and cheaper stainless-steel box.Lower labor costs, less real estate required, what's not for a burger tycoon to love? The only problem would be backlash when you start laying of the workers.
What if the workers were making themselves into a giant pain in the ass? Walking off the job, demanding unreasonable wages. People might complain for a little while but pretty quickly they would be like, "Well they had to do it. They weren't making any money."
I know what you're saying now - but places like Seattle have raised the minimum wage to $15/Hr and there hasn't been any real backlash and people seem to be supporting the workers.
To that I say - Yet. Big Hamburger just hasn't moved to their endgame right now they are just quitely funding the movement and encouraging service disruptions and nationwide strikes. That will change.