Remember when the Left wanted fast food workers to receive 15 dollars an hour, even after being warned that in doing so it may cause many employees to lose their jobs due to automation? Well, Wendy’s did just that and proved our point. According to the Associated Press through Business Insider, Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering Kiosks at 1,000 locations. Their reasoning for doing so is that it is cheaper and creates less of a burden in long lines.
“They are looking to improve their automation and their labor costs, and this is a good way to do it,” said Darren Tristano, vice president of the Technomic research firm. Tristano also said that younger customers are more drawn to and would rather use the self-order kiosks.
And Wendy’s isn’t the only fast food restaurant moving in this direction. According to Forbes,
“Earlier this month, McDonald’s announced the nationwide roll-out of touchscreen self-service kiosks. In a video the company released to showcase the new customer experience, it’s striking to see employees who once would have managed a cash register now reduced to monitoring a customer’s choices at an iPad-style kiosk. It’s not just McDonald’s that has embraced job-replacing technology. Numerous restaurant chains (both quick service and full service) have looked to computer tablets as a solution for rising labor costs that won’t adversely impact the customer’s experience. Eatsa, a fully-automated restaurant concept, now has five locations—all in cities or states that have embraced a $15 minimum wage. And in a scene stolen from The Jetsons, the Starship delivery robot is now navigating the streets of San Francisco with groceries and other consumer goods. The company’s founder pointed to a rising minimum wage as a key factor driving the growth of his automated delivery business.
The Huffington Post reports that there were “at least 40 cities and states around the country” that recently raised minimum wage. Creating kiosks are an obvious reply to this fight for a price hike in minimum wage.”
Of course, automation machines would eventually replaced cashiers at fast food places. The Left on sped up the process.