Conveyor-belt restaurants making their way across the country (Fox News)

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From Ford’s assembly line to Amazon’s warehouse circulatory package system, the conveyor belt has numerous economic uses. And now, the ingenious device is delivering sushi to a restaurant table near you. All across the country, a concept developed in Osaka in the 1950s is now taking the states by storm. Conveyor-belt restaurants have opened in cities around the nation, from New York to Denver to Los Angeles. The trend has been catching on especially fast in Sin City. Deep in…

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Mongolian Hot Pot Gets Robotic on South Broadway (Eater Denver)

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South Broadway got a bit stranger this week. At Chubby Cattle, which opened Tuesday in the former Walnut Room, an automated train carries hot plates such as fried rice and dumplings from the kitchen, while a refrigerated conveyor belt moves cold ingredients such as raw wagyu, live geoduck, and cuttlefish balls around the dining room. Customers order on an iPad, they are notified of their exact wait times, and then they cook the ingredients themselves to create hot pot. A…

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Conveyor belt hot pot restaurants are a thing, and one’s opening in Denver this month (The Know | Denver Post)

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After a bustling 2017, what’s still missing from the Denver dining scene? Conveyor belt hot pot, that’s what. But not for long. Chubby Cattle bills itself as the first restaurant in the world to deliver Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese hot pot ingredients to diners via refrigerated conveyor belts. (We’ll just go ahead and take their word for it.) It works like this: You pick your broth and spice level (“Deepest Level Hell” is an option) and then all kinds of…

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Thirteen Restaurant and Bar Openings Coming Soon (Westword)

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Chubby Cattle 2 Broadway We've been anticipating this Chinese hot-pot restaurant since the company (its only other eatery is in Las Vegas) announced its intentions to move into the space that was most recently the Walnut Room nearly a year ago. A goofy name and a futuristic concept — refrigerated conveyor belts deliver hot-pot ingredients to your table — are the main draws. It's no wonder the place is behind schedule, since all that equipment and technology are being crammed…

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