Iceland witnessed the opening of the first bar designed for a post-coronavirus pandemic lifestyle equipped with robotic bartenders that can produce up to 150 beverages per hour.
The ICE+FRIES bar was inaugurated in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavík last weekend features robotic bartenders designed by Makr Shakr.
Patrons of the new bar can choose amongst 20,000 recipes to customize their own beverages and place orders through tablets or counters and receive a confirmation via SMS or email.
“As safety becomes a non-negotiable top priority for all of us, robotic bartenders can play a substantial role in helping the food and beverage industry get back on their feet as soon as possible,” said Makr Shakr’s CEO Emanuele Rossetti.
“A robot like Toni offers a win-win solution for businesses, as it entertains as well as services patrons within health and safety standards.”
Iceland eased its national alert against the coronavirus last Monday, allowing for public gatherings of up to 200 people and night clubs and gyms to reopen as the country nears complete recovery from the outbreak.
The North Atlantic nation, which limited the virus spread through a meticulous test and trace strategy and a full lockdown, has confirmed 1,804 infections and 10 deaths. But there have been only five reported new cases in May, and more than 99% of infected persons have recovered.