Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fighting Minimum Wage Laws: McDonald’s To Place Automated Ordering Stations At All US Locations

The Daily Caller reports:
McDonald’s has announced plans to roll out automated kiosks and mobile pay options at all of its U.S. locations, raising questions about the future of its 1.5 million employees in the country and around the globe.

Roughly 500 restaurants in Florida, New York and California now have the automated ordering stations, and restaurant in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., will be outfitted in 2017, according to CNNMoney.

The locations that are seeing the first automated kiosks closely correlate with the fight for a $15 minimum wage. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a new $15 minimum wage for New York state in 2016, and the University of California has proposed to pay its low-wage employees $15. Florida’s minimum wage will rise Jan. 1, 2017. Seattle raised its minimum wage to $15 in 2014, followed by San Francisco and Los Angeles.
I expect some lefty economic simpletons to call for the banning of such kiosks which, of course, would result in the closing of McDonald's restaurants in some locations.



  1. I guess it's time to post some Pro-Luddite views from the comfort of our homes using our labor saving computers...

  2. I just paid $7 for a Big Mac meal, and vowed to never do that again. I hope they bring on the machines because Big Macs rule.

  3. This reminds me of that scene in Idiocracy where the automated Carl's Jr. kiosk malfunctions when a woman puts her money in to buy some "extra big azz fries", she kicks it, then it says "you are an unfit mother, your children are now in the custody of Carl's Jr."

  4. In Australia McDonald's uses touch screen ordering systems - as well as a few real live humans.