I’m sure the demands for $15-an-hour minimum wages may have hastened the move, although.

Many restaurants and other businesses have already tried similar systems

McDonald’s was long considering automating the ordering process.  The most iconic restaurant on the planet will have within a couple of years kiosks in all its U.S. stores.

Many restaurants and other businesses have already tried similar systems.  Kiosks don’t call in sick, don’t catch colds and don’t need lunch breaks of their own.

There is another reason McDonald’s is making the move.  Psychology plays a role.  Bigthink.com explains customers buy more with kiosks.