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 . . .