The first outpost of Stacked, a new technology-driven fast-casual chain, opens at noon next Tuesday, May 31st. The full name is "Stacked: food well built," and the concept is customization. Guests order their own hamburgers, pizza, salads and sausages via iPads mounted at each table, choosing everything: buns, toppings, sauces sides and more. Also on tap: Beer, wine, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.
The 160-seat, 6,300 square-foot restaurant, comes from the founders of BJ's Restaurants, inventors of the epically gluttonous Pizookie. Their idea is to bring higher quality gastropub fare to a lower price point. How? By keeping staffing costs low. More iPads means less waiters. Don't worry, if a robot server sounds too freaky and futuristic, you can still order via a flesh-and-blood human being.
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Stacked: Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. www.stacked.com.