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There’s a new way to order at this Florida burger joint — with your face

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The future of fast food is here — and it looks a little like the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller.

Forget requesting your meal with the touch of a button.

You can now order with your face. At least for now at the Oviedo location of gourmet burger chain BurgerFi, based in Delray Beach.

The virtual menu features facial-recognition technology, which is similar to fingerprint or eyeball scanning.

Two on-site kiosks can actually scan your face and remember how you like your patty and remember your order for next time. The computer maps your facial features, and then compares that information with a database of a multitude of other, varied faces.

If you want to change your order, it’s not a problem. All your past orders will show up, but you can also select a completely new item as well and add it to your favorites.

A spy at the Orlando-area eatery who wished to remain anonymous said one machine was “still glitching,” but the other was fully functional.

Worried about your privacy in the age of internet invasion?

The facial recognition technology comes with a disclaimer assuring that your features will be stored for up to three years and only used at that location to order food and not to do nefarious things.

There is actually a disclaimer on there that we don’t do anything with your information. Also you know we are not selling anything on the dark web,” Daryl Baer, part owner of Oviedo’s BurgerFi, assured WFTV. “We just keep your information just between you and that kiosk right there.”

One more thing: Your credit card information is not stored, so your face can’t actually pay.

At the Doral location in CityPlace, employees were unaware of the new technology feature in Oviedo. They did mention a deal going on Tuesday, however, when you can enjoy $5 cheeseburgers to celebrate BurgerFi’s sponsored NASCAR driver, Tyler Reddick (#9), winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at the Homestead-Miami Speedway this past weekend.

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