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Minimum Wage Backfire: McDonald's Goes Touchscreen

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The rise of the machines may be here sooner than we first thought. And it's showing up the most in two places: Wall Street and the minimum wage movement. It's the ultimate battle of class warfare, now complicated by the tech industry. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, the fast food industry is forced to get creative. Corporate executives in companies like McDonalds argue that entry level workers don't add much more value than they're already worth. In fact, McDonalds top boss, CEO Donald Thompson told the Wall Street Journal, he plans to "make it easier for customers to order and pay for food digitally and to give people the ability to customize their orders." Thompson also said, he feels customers want to "enjoy eating in a contemporary, inviting atmosphere. And they want choices in how they order, choices in what they order and how they're served." All of those problems could soon be solved with technology. Now, with so many workers clamoring for

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