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Carl's Jr.: Chain's CEO Says He Wants to Open a Fully Automated Restaurant Without Human Workers
Fast food businesses are investing in automation as the rise of minimum wage makes human workers more expensive, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider.

"This is the problem with Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton, and progressives who push very hard to raise the minimum wage," says Puzder. "Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?"


http://www.businessinsider.com/carls-jr-wants-open-automated-location-2016-3

Meanwhile idiocracy predicted this and with that exact company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW-4LU79qbU





This guy can see the future: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/270642-idiocracy-writer-i-never-expected-my-movie-to-become-a
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Then when he calls someone to fix the problems with the machine: "That will be a $1000 please".
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Vote for Bernie Sanders for the well being of all robots everywhere. MMurrica!!!
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Ehhhh, if we can't outsource it to India, what makes them think they can outsource it to robots?
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paul25454 wrote:

Then when he calls someone to fix the problems with the machine: "That will be a $1000 please".


Even if it cost more than that the savings overall in not having living breathing employees there would more than make up for it.

This is just the beginning.

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zalbik wrote:


paul25454 wrote:

Then when he calls someone to fix the problems with the machine: "That will be a $1000 please".


Even if it cost more than that the savings overall in not having living breathing employees there would more than make up for it.

This is just the beginning.



Hacking the Kiosk to get free food
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Yup, love the logic.

We don't want to keep paying people, so we will pay for the equivalent of 3 years pay for a single worker to replace with a single machine. So paying more money for a machine and not keeping a person, yup that sounds about right, paying more money to have maintenance and repairs done on that machine, yup that sounds about right, and we don't want to pay our workers more money because?

Makes me laugh. It really does. A Bullshit excuse, these chains and franchises have millions and billions of dollars, and they don't want to pay their workers more because they don't have the money to pay them? Da fuq are these people smoking? You know what I hope they do this so that fast food will die out, because i'm not walking up to a fucking machine that's going to be touched by hundreds of disgusting peoples hands.
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Humms wrote:

Yup, love the logic.

We don't want to keep paying people, so we will pay for the equivalent of 3 years pay for a single worker to replace with a single machine. So paying more money for a machine and not keeping a person, yup that sounds about right, paying more money to have maintenance and repairs done on that machine, yup that sounds about right, and we don't want to pay our workers more money because?

Makes me laugh. It really does. A Bullshit excuse, these chains and franchises have millions and billions of dollars, and they don't want to pay their workers more because they don't have the money to pay them? Da fuq are these people smoking? You know what I hope they do this so that fast food will die out, because i'm not walking up to a fucking machine that's going to be touched by hundreds of disgusting peoples hands.


Dunno about that price estimate.

Let us assume that we will have one robot to take people's orders to replace the person at the front. Let us assume this person makes minimum wage and will be there at all hours of operation which for my area is 5am to 10pm. Over the course of a year this position will cost just shy of $45,000 in wages alone. This does not count worker's comp insurance, health insurance, life insurance, payroll taxes, and other costs for employees beyond wages.

After some research, I found that one can get a touch screen self-service kiosk with software and a 5 year service agreement for under $1,000.

If I was opening a restaurant I would not have any cashiers.
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Congratulations SJWs! Instead of $8/hr their wages are $0/hr! But fear not, your 5-10 year college experience is now free ...until the public runs out of money.
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I just quit my job at Carls Jr last week... Ironic xD

Robots will probably replace most human jobs in the future anyways
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So with a fully automated restaurant, who will clean the equipment?
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People are quick to try and turn developments like this into doomsday scenarios but I think that might be over doing it. Will we see more automation moving forward? Absolutely. Will this replace all the human workers? I doubt it. Humans desire at least some form of interaction with one another, and I don't see things like restaurants with all automated workers going over well.

In general, I think the idea that robots will "soon" be replacing workers in most jobs is just fantasy. Obviously simple, repetitious tasks like moving product off a conveyor belt and into a box works just fine for a machine, but good AI is an incredibly hard problem to solve and general purpose humanoid robots seem decades off if you talk to the real experts rather than reading sensational news articles.
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I dare him to try and open an automated restaurant. If you've ever worked in any kind of restaurant or service job you know not a day goes by where you don't get at least one person who couldn't follow the directions on a cup of Mr Noodle nevermind order from a kiosk. I'd give it a week before a disgruntled customer causes $2000 worth of damages to a kiosk over an order of chicken nuggets.

Not to mention what it would cost in increased network and security monitoring since no one is on site.



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So with a fully automated restaurant, who will clean the equipment?


The same people who clean it at every other restaurant: Undocumented immigrants everyone exploits on one hand while yelling about in public on the other.
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Even if it were cheaper, I wouldn't patron a fully automated restaurant of any kind. Because:
1. They took these jobs away for small gains
2. There wouldn't be anyone to notice health concerns that might come up
3. There would be no customer service for questions, complaints, or that cute girl to give me a smile
(granted Miku handing me my cheeseburger would be awesome, but only for the first few times)
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If the the price of its food lowers significantly (75% or more), then I might support it.
If not, I'm not interested.
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