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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    You have confused sales and profits
    Uhh..no.

    If you raise your profits per item sold, then sales do not need to be as large.

    The best way to do that is lower costs.

    Revenue – Costs = Profit or Loss

    Everyone who has ever owned a business knows this.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    How much more "mediocre" can their burgers get? They're already awful and make me sick.
    And you keep buying them?

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    From a business standpoint this is a ridiculous move.

    The reason McDonalds's sales are slumping is because they have an inferior product as compared to their competition. 5 Guys, In 'n' Out, and others offer a better burger at more or less the same price.

    If McD's wants to get back their market share they need to go back to their roots and start offering a m'arginal burger really, really fast. For decades the whole reason people went to McD's is because by the time you finished ordering your meal was on the tray in front of you. Yeah, the burger had been sitting under a heat lamp for 10 minutes and it really wasn't that great but it was also 29 cents and in your hand damned near before you could blink. They don't need specialty burgers and coffee lounges. They just need clean restaurants and lickity split service with the same old mediocre burgers they've always had.
    The reason service is so bad is you get what you pay for in employees. Part-time only and minimum wage and you have constant turn over too.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    They are already plenty fast. I went through a McD's drive through tonight and I had the food very fast.

    What McD's needs - imo - is cheaper products. That is their edge.

    So, every way that they can cut costs without hurting their service/product should be explored.


    And as for personalized service? Who goes to McDonald's for the service (I am speaking in general her - not specifically towards you)? Virtually no one. They go for cheap, fast, passable food that tastes reasonably good. If their Big Mac is 25 cents cheaper because it is served by a robot - I guarantee you most people would take it over two bits more for the same burger from a human (assuming it is served as fast and tastes the same either way).
    Buulsheet. If I had a dollar for everytime I've been told to park and they will bring my order. Sounds like you went during nonpeak time. Go when it's busy and it's a different story.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And if they have fewer of them, they'll be able to pay them more and not effect their bottom line. Really, this is a harbinger of things to come that aren't going to be pleasant for the uneducated and poorly educated among us. There was a time when a strong willing body was enough. We're fast approaching a time when that's not going to be nearly enough.
    And you believe they will pay them more as a result? Now that's funny!

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'If you’ve ever felt guilty ordering at McDonald’s, the fast-food mega-chain has just the fix: You can now order your own quarter-pound bacon cheeseburger from a welcoming, non-judging machine.

    Battling the worst sales slump in a decade and competition from build-your-own upstarts like Chipotle and Smashburger, McDonald’s is expanding a test concept built around ordering via tablet. Just tap on a screen and watch as your burger’s toppings (and calories) pile on, then wait for an employee to bring it over. No human interaction necessary.

    McDonald’s move towards dehumanization, launched as a pilot last winter and expanded across San Diego last week, is part of a larger trend of chain eateries turning tablets into your full-time restaurant buddy: equal parts menu, server and paycheck. Applebee’s, Panera Bread and even airport bars have installed tablets to allow diners to order food or booze without a wait.'


    McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a machine - The Washington Post


    This is what happens when - among other reasons - you start demanding higher pay then your position is worth (like fast food workers demanding $15/hr.).

    If these fast food workers force Congress to adopt a $15/hr. minimum wage? I guarantee you that the above will be the result...automation and mass layoffs.

    It ain't rocket science people - you are VERY replaceable
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    Just one question: After all of the human workers on this planet are replaced by robots, who will be buying this delicious food?

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Buulsheet. If I had a dollar for everytime I've been told to park and they will bring my order. Sounds like you went during nonpeak time. Go when it's busy and it's a different story.
    Most of the time I go to McDonald's during peak hours I have not had to wait for my order.

    You don't believe me - guess how much I care?


    Good day.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    With the awful crap that McDonald's sells I'm amazed they are still in business. Pretty much every last one of their competitors makes a better product than them.
    I'm drooling for a Big Mac right now and it's 5:42 A.M.!

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I could have taken the plane, but well, being searched and having strangers look at me naked by forcing me through a machine is not my idea of a good time.
    Seems like a lot of trouble and expense just to avoid something quick and painless. And driving from Delaware to Oregon to boot?

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Their sausage biscuit and iced mocha are pretty good.
    I really like their hotcakes and sausage.

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