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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Do you think that if we keep wages at $8 an hour that there will NOT be automation when it's feasible?

    And taxpayers are subsidizing the $8 an hour wages with food stamps and Medicaid at least. Whether libertarians and conservatives think we should or not is irrelevant - we are and so with wages at $8 an hour you're paying for an additional $4 an hour or so through taxes. It's good for McD owners to get taxpayers to subsidize their payroll for them, and good for the workers whose kids get health insurance and enough food to eat, but it seems more efficient for the businesses to directly bear the costs of their labor instead of socializing a good chunk of them onto the rest of us.
    Automation is already completely feasible. The only thing keeping it out of restaurants like McDonald's right now is the idea that a human might not be in charge of quality control; i.e. is it a restaurant or a vending machine?

    A rollout of an automated process is going to have to come with a very expensive marketing campaign. Nobody wants to be first and take on this cost.
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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
    I really like their hotcakes and sausage.
    If McDonalds wants to make more money, they should offer their breakfast food all day. It's the only thing I usually buy from them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    What makes you think automation wasn't already inevitable?
    Automation will happen if it costs less. Its all about the overhead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    If McDonalds wants to make more money, they should offer their breakfast food all day. It's the only thing I usually buy from them.
    Go to Hong Kong- their McDonald's branches serves egg and sausage Mcmuffins 24/7.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Automation will happen if it costs less. Its all about the overhead.


    Go to Hong Kong- their McDonald's branches serves egg and sausage Mcmuffins 24/7.
    Not sure how wide spread the availability is, but here in my area the steak and egg McMuffin is the way to go.
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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Automation will happen if it costs less. Its all about the overhead.


    Go to Hong Kong- their McDonald's branches serves egg and sausage Mcmuffins 24/7.
    I'm in Hong Kong right now, in Ma Hang prison serving 2-4 months for 'habitually' chewing gum without a doctor's note.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Automation is already completely feasible. The only thing keeping it out of restaurants like McDonald's right now is the idea that a human might not be in charge of quality control; i.e. is it a restaurant or a vending machine?

    A rollout of an automated process is going to have to come with a very expensive marketing campaign. Nobody wants to be first and take on this cost.
    There will be quality control - the counter boys and girls will just no longer be viable.

    Besides, I would rather punch in my order rather than have to explain my order to someone who hardly speaks English.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    If McDonalds wants to make more money, they should offer their breakfast food all day. It's the only thing I usually buy from them.
    It's not cost effective, there would be too much waste and the wait for such a meal would defy the idea of "fast food."

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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.
    You think 5 guy's is the same price as McD? I mean sure, it's a better burger, but 5 guy's is more expensive too.

    No, this is directly related to the $15 per hour crap...You wan't $15, then you will be replaced by Roboburger.
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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Automation will happen if it costs less. Its all about the overhead.
    Yes. And if you were to describe the trend in costs of computer technology, particularly easy-to-use touchscreens and automation, how would you phrase it?
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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You think 5 guy's is the same price as McD? I mean sure, it's a better burger, but 5 guy's is more expensive too.

    No, this is directly related to the $15 per hour crap...You wan't $15, then you will be replaced by Roboburger.
    Ten years from now: "You want $10/hour, then you will be replaced by Roboburger."
    Twenty years from now: "You want $3.50/hour, then you will be replaced by Roboburger."
    Forty years from now: "You want two bowls of gruel a day, then you will be replaced by Roboburger."
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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