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At JD.com restaurants, meals will be prepared by robot chefs

Chinese e-tailer to open 1,000 outlets to challenge Alibaba's eateries

DALIAN, China -- China's No. 2 e-commerce company, JD.com, plans to open 1,000 restaurants fully staffed by robots by 2020, taking on front-runner Alibaba's partially-automated eateries.

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