January 2, 2023

McDonald’s Unveils New Technology That Could Replace Thousands of Workers

McDonald’s unveiled a test restaurant in Texas, complete with new automation technology that replaces many positions previously held by workers. The move has sparked mixed reactions across the political spectrum.

The fast food giant announced that customers can now use The Order Ahead Lane, a separate Drive Thru lane where customers who order through the app can receive their orders via a food and beverage conveyor belt.

“At McDonald’s, we’ve been setting the standard for Drive Thrus for more than 45 years,” said Max Carmona, McDonald’s Senior Director, Global Design & Restaurant Development. “As our customers’ needs continue to change, we are committed to finding new ways to serve them faster and easier than ever before.”

Additionally, customers can use kiosks and the mobile app to grab their orders, rather than dealing with staff.

“The technology in this restaurant not only allows us to serve our customers in new, innovative ways, it gives our restaurant team the ability to concentrate more on order speed and accuracy, which makes the experience more enjoyable for everyone,” franchisee Keith Vanecek said in a press release.

Conservative commentators noted that the new technology comes after a push for a higher minimum wage.

“The real minimum wage is zero and you are always replaceable,” BASEDPolitics President Hannah Cox tweeted. “If you want more money find a way to add more value. Anyone telling you differently has no idea how to eradicate poverty.”

Meanwhile, the activist group Fight for 15 — which advocates for a $15 per hour minimum wage — said the new technology shows that workers “need to demand” a higher minimum wage.

“Maybe it’s time for broad worker solidarity so we can fight back,” the group tweeted.

Sources: The Daily Wire | McDonald’s

5 comments on McDonald’s Unveils New Technology That Could Replace Thousands of Workers

  1. Stacy Dougherty says:

    The dumb democrats don’t know what they hell they are doing! Never do they know what to do! However, they do know how to seem to get their grubby hands in the American’s purse pockets! Self serving Democrats! Never vote for one of them again!

    1. Howard McCosh says:

      Sounds good to me!

  2. Bret says:

    The liberal agenda at its best. Politicians do not care about consequences of their actions and people don’t not see the stupidity of politicians actions.

  3. carol says:

    well all of the people demanding more money for menial jobs have made themselves disposable!

  4. Joe says:

    10 years ago I told my college level programming students that you need to get an education because when $15 becomes the minimum wage, jobs in the fast food industry will be gone. It is $14.20 in NYS and they are talking about raising it up to $25 an hour.

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