I went to Wendy’s the other day, and I didn’t like what I saw. Instead of one line leading to order at the front counter, there are numerous automated lines behind the main line. This means that if you come in and there is a long line that you can simply skip ahead of the rest of the line by going to the automated burger teller, and still get your order in ahead of everyone else. The couple of times I have gone into that place lately it has made ordering into a SLOG. Technology shouldn’t be used to help people line jump. Jumping ahead in line is unethical and annoying. You already have the fact that these establishments cater to the drive through more than to the dine in customers, even though dine in customers pay a huge extra tax just to eat there ( in California).
I say death to the automated teller machines at Wendy’s (this is a joke, don’t do anything rash!). I hope some evil hacker short circuits those machines, and makes them hand out diapers and condoms instead, since if you cut in line that is about all you deserve. If you want to order with a machine over a human, I have no problem with that, but by placing the machines at the end of the line, that is not unlike how Obama and other leftists run immigration policy – cut in line and get ahead first. I thought Wendy’s was a good ‘old fashioned’ place, not a leftist utopia for people who slack and cheat in line. They should have put those machines at the front of the line, which would still have helped speed things up. By assisting those automatically who were last in line, Wendy’s is catering to the least common denominator. I bet the majority of people who use those machines are the same people who are bankrupting Venezuela. They probably are using EBT to pay for it, and then soaking the taxpayer for free healthcare when their clogged arteries cause heart problems.
There should simply be a trap door by these machines. If you skip the line and order from them you should fall into a pit, where you are digested by alligators, stomped on by donkeys, and then fed to elephants. Founder Dave Thomas is probably rolling over in his grave. Meanwhile the red image of Wendy is increasingly looking like some icon from a horror movie where the ghost of some innocent girl is haunting everyone, and where if you see her icon in your sleep, some evil entity follows you to your doom.