After completing a good delicious meal in a Chinese restaurant, you will be served Fortune Cookies. Fortune cookies are a staple in any Chinese restaurant and it has been throughout history. Many people look forward to breaking these fortune cookies and opening them up so that they can read their fortune. Others like the ending of the meal to come because they like to eat the cookies when they are served. For those who like the taste, they can also buy them to go. Prior to 1981, fortune cookies were made by hand inside the restaurants, the process has changed and they are now made by made machines. One of the machines is called the Fortune Hi machine. By hand, people could make as many as 750 cookies per hour. With the Fortune Hi machine and it automation process, the cookies can be produced in large batches at a rate of 1500 per hour.