McDonald’s Opens First Automated Restaurant

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At a glance

  • McDonald’s this month opened its first automated restaurant near Fort Worth, Texas.
  • This experimental restaurant features and “order ahead lane,” allowing customers to pick up their food and drinks on a conveyor belt.
  • With union officials and Democrats pushing for higher minimum wages, this test restaurant, with its skeleton staff, might be a sign of things to come.


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