Like many other businesses across the country, Wendy’s has been forced to come up with creative ways to offset the cost of minimum wage hikes.
The fast-food chain announced it will introduce self-serve kiosks at 6,000 restaurants across the country as part of the solution to deal with the higher costs of staffing.
Most Wendy’s restaurants are franchise operations, and while it will ultimately be up to each franchise whether to utilize the technology, it only makes financial sense.
Trends indicate company losses and, as a result, there aren’t too many choices. Companies have choices to lay off workers, close stores or implement kiosks to help offset higher expenses.
According to Invester’s Business Daily, Wendy’s President Todd Penegor said that company-owned stores saw price increases of 3.6 percent in the first quarter this year due to wage hikes of 5 to 6 percent.
It would only make sense that the company look into ways to manage those costs, and thanks to modern technology, they don’t have to look far. Self-serve kiosks appear to be the answer.
In addition to self-order kiosks, the company was also reportedly getting ready to move beyond the testing phase with labor-saving mobile ordering and mobile payment available system-wide by the end of the year.
Wendy’s is just one restaurant that has begun implementing self-serve kiosks in locations. McDonald’s, Hardee’s and White Castle have also joined in on the kiosk movement to help keep their companies afloat.
These are not the solutions liberals want to hear. After all, minimum wage hikes were supposed to make life better for workers. However, like most things liberals fight for, minimum wage hikes are unreasonable, costly and detrimental to the cause for which they claim to be fighting.
Most right-thinking Americans know this, but the left refuses to admit it — as usual.
Liberals would rather waste time and effort fighting for “fairness” when there’s nothing fair about forcing businesses to do things that result in losing money. Companies will always look for a solution, and it looks like automation will be a popular choice for many restaurants.
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