(Click to Enlarge) I remember an episode of Futurama (one of the greatest TV series of all time) in which Fry and Bender eat a restaurant in which all the food is whizzing by them on conveyor belts and they just take what they want as it comes around. Little did I know that these sorts of restaurants - which exist only as sci-fi spoofs here - actually do exist in Taiwan. The picture is of the food conveyor belt at a "hot pot" restaurant, a sort of automat on crack, where you pay a flat rate to take as much food as you want off the conveyor belt and then cook it yourself it in a pot full of hot broth.
(Click to Enlarge) Just as in the automats before them, there are people toiling hard behind the scenes to make it all happen. I looked behind there and there were only two people doing everything. Yet, they somehow kept the conveyor belt constantly stocked with food.