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Stockton Restaurant Hires Robot As Employee Shortage Takes Toll: 'It Is Exhausting.'

• By Marlee Ginter

The food gets called out and picked up at the Sugar Mediterranean Bistro in Stockton.  But the way it rolls out and gets delivered is something entirely new.

"It is a lifesaver.  You know, it helps us bring out all of the food," General Manager Ana Ortiz told CBS13. "The table that is closest to the patio, I press 'go' and it will take it right out."

The robot made of food trays is taking a load off Ortiz. As she struggles with a worker shortage, her employees are stretched thin.

"It is exhausting.  It is exhausting, but thank goodness our customers are really good.  We haven't had any complaints," said Ortiz.