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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.
    TBH, I've only eaten at 5 guys a couple of times and really didn't pay attention to the price. I wasn't all that impressed with their burger either.

    McDonalds burgers are no better now than they were 30 years ago and you have to wait longer for them. They also aren't exactly a bargain. If I've got a choice of paying $8 for a burger, fries and a drink at McD's or $12 at a local restaurant I'm going with the local place every time. The ONLY reason I eat fast food is because of convenience and the faster I get my mediocre burger the more convenient it is for me.

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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
    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."
    No. Ten years from now you'll just get the roboburger.

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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
    No. Ten years from now you'll just get the roboburger.
    Yes. Because minimum wage really has no bearing on this.
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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
    No. Ten years from now you'll just get the roboburger.
    I don't think this is 2001: a space odyssey quite yet....

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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
    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."
    Not at all...If that were the case then SD would be seeing the same wages as say, GA. However, we know that not to be the case at all...Demand in SD has places like McD paying up to $15 per hour, and more just to get people to work there. Supply and Demand...Something lost on most liberals.
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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
    TBH, I've only eaten at 5 guys a couple of times and really didn't pay attention to the price. I wasn't all that impressed with their burger either.

    McDonalds burgers are no better now than they were 30 years ago and you have to wait longer for them. They also aren't exactly a bargain. If I've got a choice of paying $8 for a burger, fries and a drink at McD's or $12 at a local restaurant I'm going with the local place every time. The ONLY reason I eat fast food is because of convenience and the faster I get my mediocre burger the more convenient it is for me.
    Then you aren't the McD target customer...Think about it Luther. You obviously have the time, and means to take your time to eat a lunch, and make choices that offer better food, and service. Many blue collar such as myself don't have the time to sit down and take an hour for lunch. McD was created on fast food to satisfy a need of the worker to eat, and get back to work. Not everyone has your ability to lounge through life.
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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
    Not at all...If that were the case then SD would be seeing the same wages as say, GA. However, we know that not to be the case at all...Demand in SD has places like McD paying up to $15 per hour, and more just to get people to work there. Supply and Demand...Something lost on most liberals.
    Irrelevant. You missed the point completely.

    Automation and computer technology is getting cheaper and easier. It doesn't matter what you do with minimum wage, sooner or later automation will become more cost effective than hiring people to take orders at the counter. At that point, what do you do? Depress wages to $6/hour so these people can continue working? Ok, let's say you do that. Five years later, the technology is even cheaper to implement. So you drop wages further?

    The rest of the food preparation process will take longer. Someone has to cook the food, place it in a bag, and hand it to the customer. Doing this with a machine will be tougher, more prone to error, but eventually technology will exist to handle it.

    Costs of living people go up over time. Costs of machines to down over time. Eventually the two curves cross.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    I'm still trying to figure out that phrase "felt guilty ordering at McDonald's" and why it was used.


    I've never felt GUILTY (of what??) ordering at McDonalds.


    I've felt disappointed and annoyed that I couldn't find somewhere better to have lunch, yes.... but guilty? WTF for?

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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
    Irrelevant. You missed the point completely.

    Automation and computer technology is getting cheaper and easier. It doesn't matter what you do with minimum wage, sooner or later automation will become more cost effective than hiring people to take orders at the counter. At that point, what do you do? Depress wages to $6/hour so these people can continue working? Ok, let's say you do that. Five years later, the technology is even cheaper to implement. So you drop wages further?

    The rest of the food preparation process will take longer. Someone has to cook the food, place it in a bag, and hand it to the customer. Doing this with a machine will be tougher, more prone to error, but eventually technology will exist to handle it.

    Costs of living people go up over time. Costs of machines to down over time. Eventually the two curves cross.


    Some time in the next 10-30 years, degreed occupations like technicians and lower-end engineers will be facing the same competition with machines (computers).

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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
    Irrelevant. You missed the point completely.

    Automation and computer technology is getting cheaper and easier. It doesn't matter what you do with minimum wage, sooner or later automation will become more cost effective than hiring people to take orders at the counter. At that point, what do you do? Depress wages to $6/hour so these people can continue working? Ok, let's say you do that. Five years later, the technology is even cheaper to implement. So you drop wages further?

    The rest of the food preparation process will take longer. Someone has to cook the food, place it in a bag, and hand it to the customer. Doing this with a machine will be tougher, more prone to error, but eventually technology will exist to handle it.

    Costs of living people go up over time. Costs of machines to down over time. Eventually the two curves cross.
    So, why speed that day up? By demanding something like $15 per hour for fast food workers according to your analysis would only make that day come quicker...Proving that it really isn't about the worker at all.
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