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eatsa, “an unprecedented, fully-automated faster food experience” opens Tuesday the 29th

by Prince Of Petworth — November 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm 14 Comments

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eatsa K Street (1627 K Street NW) is the brand’s first location in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: Joy Asico)

From a press release:

“On Tuesday, November 29, eatsa, an unprecedented, fully-automated faster food experience, will open the doors to its first Washington location at 1627 K Street NW. The new eatsa, in the heart of downtown D.C., will be the largest location in the country. Washingtonians can enjoy the brand’s signature, customizable, healthy and flavorful bowls — with quinoa at the core — at an unbeatable price point.

Interior photo of the K Street eatsa, which is the brand’s largest storefront in the country (Photo Credit: Joy Asico)

With all eatsa bowls starting at $6.95, the K Street location is primed to become the city’s most sought-after new lunch destination with a wide variety of globally-inspired, personalized options, such as the teriyaki Bento Bowl, with edamame, stir-fry quinoa and apple-cabbage slaw and the Burrito Bowl, with guacamole, asada portobello mushrooms and tortilla chips. eatsa will be open for breakfast as well, serving coffee, tea and small sides, including fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits.

eatsa guests can order their meals via a first-of-its-kind automated food pick-up system featuring a collection of glass door “cubbies” that display personalized graphics, and produce a customized meal within minutes. eatsa’s delicious, hearty bowls are great for quick breakfast, lunch and dinner options that provide a substantial amount of protein and are served in as quickly as 90 seconds. Guests can also skip the line by ordering through the eatsa mobile app.”

  • Got a free lunch here today because I was so hesitant to try it, so they gave me a coupon. I think it should be more explicit that there is no meat served at all. It was okay, but I wouldn’t go to it with the other options around. It was filling though, so if you’re a vegetarian this could be your jam.

    • FridayGirl

      Damn, my coworkers and I went last week because people were inside but they said it was friends and family only. Went back today and asked if there was a discount and mentioned we had tried to come last week, and they said there wasn’t a coupon! That’s not a good look….
      And here I was thinking I might go back……..

    • MadMax

      No meat, no thanks.

    • John

      Maybe not for the free day, but I just got lunch here from what I guess is an expanded menu that has meat.

  • MtP

    “Unprecedented” = a cross between Protein Bar and Wawa

    • DC


    • PetlessInPetworth

      Ha – exactly right.

  • BloviatingOldManfromDC

    Why is everything a price point now? Why use the worthless qualifier instead of just price. “At an unbeatable price.” The world makes no sense anymore.

  • LW

    Literally precedented, by more than a century: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automat

    • neighbor

      Did you not read the article? Or do you not know what at automat is?

  • Chocolatier City

    Very cool! I expect that we’ll see the big fast food chains take a similar path as the $15 minimum wage kicks in.

  • spookiness

    So, it’s an automat. Wiki it.
    I guess some people are right and the clock really is turning back to 1939.


    I hope the food tastes good, because at this price with less human interaction (human interaction in the DC service industry is usually an unpleasant experience anyways) I’d be inclined to frequent it.

    • FridayGirl

      It actually did taste pretty good and the serving size was large. If only they hadn’t lied to me about not having any discounts for their opening!


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