McDonald’s replaces counter help with robo-terminals

A Norwood, Massachusetts McDonald’s reopened with a new building and new technology that replaces entry level workers with computer terminals.

McDonald’s generated nearly $25 billion in income by operating 36,899 restaurants worldwide that employed more than 375,000 people according to its 2016 annual report.

All of that economic activity provides a constant target for busybodies of all kinds.

Left-wing narratives alternate between deriding the food service industry and its employees and seeking to dictate its wage and employment policies.

Restaurant work has provided millions with their first taste of workplace culture and responsibility and the dignity and empowerment of bringing home their own wage.

What happens to entry-level jobs when government policy raises the cost of hiring?

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  • Anon Anon

    They have been able to replace the burger option for some time. As demands for increased pay go up, automation looks better.

  • pkwz

    When a number 1 combo (Big Mac meal) costs over $7.00 (in Los Angeles), I think that people are already finding it too expensive to eat at McDonald’s. Fast good use to mean cheap food. Does the $15/hr lobby really believe that people are ready to spend $15 on a meal at a fast food joint?