A McDonald’s in Mound City, Missouri is creating a game changing environment to the fast food dining experience. Owner Chris Habiger is changing the way people dine at his fast food joint by adding armchairs and couches to the seating environment. He’s also testing bottomless fries as part of his new menu .But that’s not what should have the $15 minimum wage activists concerned.
As part of Habiger changing the way people dine at McDonald’s, he is also streamlining the ordering process by adding kiosks for ordering instead of having someone standing at the register.
While Habiger contends that the kiosks will simply provide a better ordering experience for his customers, the CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., Andy Pudzer, says the movement from people to technology in the fast food industry is part of its future and is a direct response to the government mandating higher minimum wage laws.
Pudzer said, “With government driving up the cost of labor, it’s driving down the number of jobs. This is the problem with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and progressives who push very hard to raise the minimum wage. Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?”
That is a real life question that those advocating for a massive hike in the minimum wage do not want to address. Instead, they continue with the class warfare game of simply creating anger towards the business owner who worked countless hours and put their lives on hold and livelihood on the line to provide a service for those around them.