PHOENIX – McDonald’s plans to do something that no other restaurant has ever done before by running a entire restaurant by robots named as “McRobots”.
The restaurant is set to open by the end of July and will still employee 3 humans to insure all of the robots are working correctly. If the test launch for the store is a success, visitors to the restaurant can soon expect to see these new robots working in harmony at a speed of 50 times faster than the average human employee.
I have worked with the machines in a product development facility in San Francisco for over six months. These robots are great! They get their work done in a fast and orderly manner” says Jay Allen, a new store manager who has been under training for a robotic restaurant.
Mr. Milton Waddam, 42, an unemployed fast food worker, told reporters he is extremely disappointed by the McDonald’s decision to employ only robots. He also said :
I completed two job interviews with McDonald’s and was scheduled to start working once the new store opens. I need a job, I need money. Then I hear of this new robot McDonald’s instead of a regular human one and my dreams are completely shattered. I don’t know what I’m going to do. My mom wants me out of the house at the end of the month, so now I’m going to have to find another place to crash I guess. Fuc*king McDonald’s. I could set the building on fire.
Experts believe that McDonald’s stocks will rise after employee salaries will be eliminated. McDonald’s says it is projecting to make a full financial turnaround and see their stock (MCD) return to $105/share which was originally set back in 2014.
McDonald’s has been playing with the idea of a restaurant run entirely by robots for years. The high margins of human error, cost of employment, and poor hygiene, as well as the recent advancements in artificial intelligence just make sense to automate fast food. In what McDonald’s has been referring to the robots as the “McRobots”.
“So a robot is gonna make food and take orders? That’s just not right. If anyone should know this, it’s me. I’m a people person, I deal with the customer so they don’t have to make their own burgers. I have skills people!” – says Former grill cook, David Hatala.
McDonald’s spokesman Paul smith said he is excited for automated workforce, hence a more reliable and affordable one.
“Robots are the future of McDonald’s in the United States and around the world. Human workers want more pay and this has created giant protests which need our attention now before it is too late. Robots will decrease prices, increase productivity and make for better food.” – Paul said.
It is still unclear at this time what the robots look like or how customers will complete transactions as this information is being kept under strict confidentiality.
In the end, it will come down to what is best for the shareholders and the customers. The workers, not so much.