Sunday, August 07, 2016

SHOW-ME THE FOODIE FUTURE: MISSOURI McDONALD'S STAYS WINNING OVER FIGHT FOR $15 WITH FREE FRIES AND KIOSKS!!!



As Kansas City prepares for the work week we find that proponents of a so-called "fair wage" have lost ground in their ongoing battle for a $15 minimum wage thanks to new tech efforts.

To wit . . .

ABOUT AN HOUR AWAY FROM KANSAS CITY, THE NEW ST. JOE "McDONALD'S OF THE FUTURE" HAS FOUND LEGIONS OF FAST FOODIE TECHIE FANS!!!

Like it or not, the fact is that people would rather order their food from a machine than interact with humans or think about wage disparity.

Here's a round-up of some of the best coverage and how the corporate chain sweetens the deal:

Daily Mail: Inside Missouri's McDonald's of the Future

Delish: This Is What The McDonald's Of The Future Looks Like

The Consumerist: “McDonald's Of The Future” Offering Unlimited Fries Is Now Open

Tech Crunch: The 'McDonald's of the future' features touchscreens and free fries

Express UK: This McDonald's restaurant is offering UNLIMITED french fries - there's NO catch

This was a news tidbit but let's really think about the implications . . .

COULD THE NEW "McDONALD'S OF THE FUTURE" DEFEAT THE "FIGHT FOR $15" BY WAY OF MAKING MORE FAST FOOD WORKERS OBSOLETE???

There some serious legal questions about Missouri's minimum wage law but the tech turnabout could make the question moot if the labor force is seriously curtailed.

And as we head back to the grind we realize that machines don't get tired, don't need much rest, don't protest and our neighbors are more than willing to submit to the rule of tech than directly confront or consider the complaints about equality from their fellow humankind . . . Or at least any objections are easily overruled by tasty french fries.

You decide . . .

10 Comments:

Grimace said...

So the question is, would you rather listen to protests or have some free fries?

Easy answers, if you're already eating at McDonald's to start with, you're gonna take the fries.

Anonymous said...

Pass the ketchup Mr. Robot.

Go For KC said...

Maybe the answer to all of this isn't more protesting but it's investing in local businesses where people can find healthier options and more favorable working conditions. Sure, McDonald's has the upper hand but there are A LOT of people who are looking for locally grown farm to table options and that's where the KC business community could provide a viable alternative. There are already some great good co-ops around. Whatever the case, trying to do something positive sure beats protesting on the streets in front of a fast food chain.

Anonymous said...

That's jobs worldwide. I, Robot....here we come.A.I. Replacing humans is a bit closer than you think. Makes one ponder life and one's existence.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the answer is people should stop sitting on their ass and go get an education. If they are too lazy to get through school why the hell should companies and consumers have to reward the negative life choices? The are consequences in life. You don't get to be on the varsity team just because you say so. Figure it the hell out dip shits.

Anonymous said...

A few of the Chiefs players and friends went to this McDonalds and ate so many fries that the store temporarily ran out!! Never challenge linemen to an eating contest.

Manger had to transfer some inventory from his other St. Joseph locations.

Anonymous said...

He should have charged them $15 an hour.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully they will begin deploying these kiosks to all fast food franchises, not just macdonalds. Hit Popeyes and church's chicken next.

Anonymous said...

The truth is the service sucks at most eateries. By the time you enter, have stand in line, repeat your order to the stoned attended four times, get the wrong order corrected, find a seat, clean up after your self and wade through a room full of rug rats you then get to hear pissing and moaning about undeserved tips and $15.00 per hour wages. Seems to me the tail is wagging the dog here.

Anonymous said...

The robot burger flipper thing will never work.

Just look at that thing.

You gotta know how to READ to operate it. This is fuckin Missouri.