Monday, February 27, 2017

What the Fight for $15 Brings: Wendy's plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations aimed at younger consumers, cut labor costs

 Mike Mozart
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As I've written about for months on this blog and argued that the national fight for $15 minimum was a scam by Democrat politicians to garner votes.  These politicians knew all along that fast food joints would respond to an increase of the minimum wage by automating out workers.  This is not only happening at Wendy's, but I've seen order kiosks at my local McDonald's.  So all these people who protested and marched for the Fight for $15 are in for a rude awakening.     

Business Insider reports Wendy's says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year. 
A typical location would have three kiosks, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Higher-volume restaurants will be given priority for the kiosks. 
Wendy's chief information officer, David Trimm, said the kiosks are intended to appeal to younger customers and reduce labor costs. Kiosks also allow customers of the fast food giant to circumvent long lines during peak dining hours while increasing kitchen production. 
Trim estimates the company will see a return on its investment in less than two years.

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