• Hey Minimum Wage Dummies, Your Worst Nightmare is Here!

    In April fast-food workers held rallies in more than 200 cities, screaming chants for $15-an-hour pay.

    Automation, it seems, will soon do away with the problem of paying employees altogether.

    Mcdonald’s recently launched its Create Your Taste campaign, which puts self-serve kiosks in its restaurants, allowing costumers to order their meal without human interactions.

    “The term ‘fast food’ is kind of going away,” McDonald’s Marketing Director Brandon Clavel said. “This is a whole new experience.”

    Last year, four McDonald’s restaurants in Southern California saw success with the convenient kiosks. McDonald’s has a goal to place 2,000 self-serving machine units in its restaurants across American by the end of 2015.

    The automation fever is spreading. On July 15th, McDonald’s brought its Create Your Taste campaign to Texas.

    “The term ‘fast food’ is kind of going away,” McDonald’s Marketing Director Brandon Clavel said. “This is a whole new experience.”

    You don’t want to wait in line or speak to a potentially rude or unhelpful human? There’s a shiny new solution for you.

    “If you don’t want to stand in line, you have these kiosks right here in front and everything from the menu is right there and it has not only the new stuff, but you can still get your traditional order if you want from here,” Double U Marketing President Wendi Swope said. “The kiosk and servers are a new great way to get our guests the hospitality feeling.”

    It’s also a way to move beyond the ever-increasing costs and hassle of employing people.

    One clever entrepreneur in Italy came up with a “Let’s Pizza” vending machine that bakes a pizza in under three minutes. All you have to do is add money.

    The business benefits are boundless.

    I’m not saying that restaurants will be without human workers in the near future. But businesses are trending toward using robots to offer their products and serves.

    And the robot trend is not bond to fast food. The world’s first robot-staffed hotel opened up in Japan last week.

    Let this serve (get it?) as a warning to you minimum wage drones out there. Keeping demanding ridiculous amounts of money for low-skill work, because that’s the labor union line. Soon you’ll find yourself in the unemployment line.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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