From a Reddit poster
"This McDonald’s is actually pretty unique. First of all it’s owned by McDonald’s, it’s not a franchise. Second, this is the store where McDonald’s tests all the new technology. New griddle? It gets tested here first. New ordering monitors, new deep fryer, all tested here first. If it doesn’t work here, they don’t offer it to their franchisees. They test everything in this store for YEARS before it gets mass produced so they’re sure it works well and is cost-effective."
Republican / Tea Bagger websites are popping up saying employees who asked for a living wage have no one to blame but themselves for these automated machines; below is an equally stupid rant from the Queen of Alaska.