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McDonalds self-order kiosks

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by NJ Deadhead, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. studio1087

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    They've had the self-order kiosks at McCormick Place in Chicago for years. When you're at a huge trade show you can easily/quickly order and pay for a meal and get your receipt and you wait for a person to call your number. The screens are extremely intuitive and speedy. I've enjoyed using the systems in Chicago.

    I recently used one of the McDonalds screens thinking it would be equally speedy and perhaps fun and it was a confusing mess. I'm trying to say that I 'm not stuck in 1995; I've enjoyed using these systems elsewhere but whoever designed the MacDonalds system did a poor job (my opinion). I thought the navigation was counterintuitive and frustrating.

    I looking forward to seeing what others think (folks who have used them). It's just a limited selection of fast food but I think it's easier to go into most supermarkets and identify and weigh and pay for all my own vegetables and things. You'd think that MacDonalds (with all their money) could buy a better system.
     
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    So do toothbrushes.

    :lol:
     
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    yup. it is mostly quick and easy and no hassle and the people seem nicer who help you than the regular check out... I am gonna get the sonic app right now... there is one in gilroy and every once in awhile... I do love a diet dr. pepper!
     
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    no sh*t?
     
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    What about the new soda machines w 117 varieties of Coke alone ? You need a 4 year college course to operate them. Or is that just B.K. ?
     
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    I don't eat at McDonalds while in the Army and in Europe I didn't have a say in the matter. I have to say those kiosks were a life saver when ordering from a Romanian who speaks no English.
     
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    Yeah, I've come to the recent realization that they are absolutely useless other than going through the drive-through for a quick mcbreakfast sandwich. EDITED TO ADD, and the fries. The fries are still awesome, right?

    I was holding on to some nostalgia for awhile there with them, but they're all wannabe hipster-internet-coffee-cafes now, big corporate style, of course :rolleyes:
     
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    The only thing I don't like about these, is the little printer cartridge looking flavor cartridges, run out way too fast.

    The Diet Dr. Pepper and Cherry and Vanilla flavors are gone a lot of the time.
     
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    Fecal matter, colds, flu, hanta virus.

    Yeah, pass.

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    I like the machines, I prefer ordering from the pictures than having to say the damn names, and I can take my time going through the options. Also I can compare prices, order without any ingredient, etc AND sit down and they bring the food to my table.
     
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    The 1st time I’d been in a McD in over a decade (was on an out of town casual gig) had a kiosk. I was absolutely lost, and had to have the 16 yr old behind the counter do it for me.

    If I want push button menus I’ll go back to digital rack gear
     
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    There is a McD's next to the local GC ( woo.. A get off my lawn double!) I use them all time, there was a learning curve getting the specials off my phone (make that a GOML triple!!) but I persevered. I have never seen them forced on any one.. Plus the pretty girl brings me my food in the dining room!
     
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    I have a kid in school so I’m probably good.

    My objections also apply to gym equipment, public transit, and cash exchanges, so there’s no getting around it really if you decide to leave your house. But self serve kiosks I can generally avoid. So I do.

    Cheers,
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    yeah, like when you actually ingest a couple of 'chicken' nuggets!
     
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    The drive to massively raise the minimum wage will vastly increase the rollout of more self checkout kiosks throught the retail and food service industries.

    I am not a fan of the kiosks either.. but if it means lower prices for me at the expense of higher paid workers that are no longer needed, then I'm all for them.
     
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