Eatsa, the quinoa automat (that does not actually employ robots), is planning its third Bay Area location in Berkeley. The restaurant is an ideal addition to the student-saturated stretch of Telegraph Avenue, which dead-ends directly into Cal's campus.
The fully-automated fast food restaurant will take over a former location of Crepes-A-Go-Go, directly next to Blondie's Pizza. The tiny space is ideal for Eatsa's business model, which focuses on app-driven ordering, with food appearing in glass cubbies for pick-up (though it is prepared by humans behind the scenes). The food is also ideally priced for college students at $6.95 per protein-packed bowl. No word on whether there will be special additions to the menu at the Berkeley location; hopefully breakfast, which recently launched at the Rincon Center and One California locations, is on the horizon for those early risers.
The restaurant is currently slated for a late summer opening date— just in time to welcome back hungry hordes of students with iPhones and a hankering for quinoa.