Robots, Korean BBQ, Chinese hot pots, sushi all at Yi Liu Hot Pot

Yi Liu Hot Pot is located at 12777 Atlantic Boulevard. From the moment you walk in you can tell you’re in for an experience.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Have you ever had a robot deliver food to your table at a restaurant?

Jacksonville’s Yi Liu Hot Pot is taking eating to the future! Get your stomach ready for their Chinese hot pot, Korean BBQ and sushi.

Yi Liu Hot Pot is located at 12777 Atlantic Boulevard. From the moment you walk in you can tell you’re in for an experience. Tables have space for cooking and burners on them.

“This is like a different type of restaurant,” said Manager Mandy Yang.

First, you pick out your meats at the buffet for the Korean BBQ.

“You can get whatever you want from the buffet table to cook yourself,” Yang explained.

Hot pots of broths will be on burners on your table. You

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Startup automates Chinese restaurants with cooking robots

BEIJING — Yushanfang Cooking Robot Tech, which makes restaurant kitchens smart, has raised several tens of million of yuan (several million dollars) from China Prosperity Capital and Seekdource Investment Management in an angel round of funding.

The company aims to use the funds for product and human-resources development and marketing.

Cooking robots developed by Yushanfang, founded in 2018, are now in the 10th generation. The robots, which prepare one dish at a time upon order, are used by fast-food restaurants.

Cooks’ skills are a key factor in the taste of Chinese food, besides the quality of ingredients. In conventional restaurants, the kitchen and pantry often occupy as much as one-third of the area. And the quality of food varies at small to medium-size restaurants, which in addition can generate only limited sales per unit of area. Yushanfang’s cooking robots, which use artificial intelligence, address such issues.

A Yushanfang cooking

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