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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Just one question: After all of the human workers on this planet are replaced by robots, who will be buying this delicious food?
    I went to Hong Kong's Ocean Park last year and in addition to the attractions there were about a hundred restaurants to choose from, but guess which one had the most people in it? Thats right: McDonalds. So the answer would be: the Chinese.

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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
    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.
    It's more complicated than that. But then you obviously don't run a business. I own and run two.
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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
    Most of the time I go to McDonald's during peak hours I have not had to wait for my order.

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    Btw just because it's that way at your location doesn't mean it's that way everywhere.

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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
    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.
    If your sales are slumping raising profit by lowering cost is only a short term solution. You have to find out why sales are down, employees asking for more money is not the cause its the ****ing ****ty food no amount of robots is going to fix that.

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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 marginal 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.
    mcdonalds should die, that's what it should do, same goes for all fast food joints, a plague of humanity.
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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Depending on how well it works, a machine may make me less likely to order from there. If it works well, that's fine. If it is anything like the grocery store, give me a human any day.
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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    regardless of whether retail / food service workers get a raise or not, these jobs are going to be replaced by tech. there will be a few nostalgic holdouts, and the high end restaurants and stores will still have actual people interacting with customers, but the fast food stuff is going to be done by machine with a couple techs to oversee the equipment. same thing with registers at the grocery store. i wouldn't be surprised if it only takes twenty or thirty years to happen.

    the people currently doing these jobs are the ones who used to make a living working at a factory. now even their ****ty options are drying up. we absolutely have to deal with this now, before it happens. we need to be sending kids to college and / or into specific job training programs by default, their ability to pay should play no role, and they should graduate with no debt. we either do that, or our entitlement programs will have to be massively expanded.

    we absolutely have to plan for this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I'm confused; what does ordering a burger on tablet have to do with minimum wage? This seems a bit of a stretch...
    Not sure if serious.
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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
    Seems like a lot of trouble and expense just to avoid something quick and painless. And driving from Delaware to Oregon to boot?
    Being searched and scanned is plenty of trouble that I don't want to deal with. I haven't flown since before 9/11 and until the TSA stops violating peoples rights that isn't going to change. Consider it a strike on unjust treatment of citizens. Anyway, the drive was actually kind of enjoyable.
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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
    And you believe they will pay them more as a result? Now that's funny!
    They'll pay them more when Congress gets off its fat ass and increases the Federal minimum wage.
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