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What will fast-casual restaurants look like In 2040?

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The fast-casual restaurant of the future will include “smart” interactive tables, charging stations, self-serve kiosks and data tracking beacons, a recent piece on the restaurant of the future by Eater predicts.

The most popular restaurants will embrace the fast-casual style and include an array of eco-friendly options to appeal to younger generations, the report says.

Eater also contends the move toward higher minimum wages will push restaurants to seek technology-based solutions to labor costs, including tablets for ordering, self-serve kiosks and other non-human approaches.

Restaurant Business editors have showcased some of these same trends happening already in 2015.

Check out the full report from Eater — including interactive renderings of futuristic restaurants

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