There has been greater regulation recently on the sale of fake DVDs in
After buying the DVDs, I went to McDonald’s to grab some food for my friend, Jason, who had thrown up in my bathroom the previous night. The 东门 McDonald’s that I went to was actually the 1st McDonald’s opened in
McDonald’s (and KFC) has been in the news lately regarding being cheap and not even following the Chinese minimum wage of 7.50RMB/hour for its workers. Capitalist pigs! Articles here, here and even CNN discussed this issue.
Well, I completely agree that McDonald’s and Yum Foods suck ass for not giving their workers even $1 per hour, especially for such a fast paced and demanding job their doing.
When I was standing in line, I saw something very interesting. There were tons of people in the restaurant that Sunday. All of the registers were overcapacity with more than 4 people in line. To deal with the huge demand, there were many McDonald’s employees walking around the back of the line to take people’s orders. What was beautiful was that this was done wirelessly through a handheld device!
Here’s how it went:
- Employees walked in the back of the lines to take the orders of people waiting in line.
- The used a wireless PDA-sized device and quickly entered their order into the touchpad buttons.
- At the end of their order, the employee wrote down a number for the customer to tell the cashier so that he/she could access what the person had ordered and receive payment.
- There were employees also walking around by the open seats to take orders as well. This is because since the restaurants are usually full, people often find seats before they order.
I looked it up online later and found the company called Infologix that provided this.
Infologix states that this wireless ordering system:
Increases sales by serving more drive-through customers (or waiting customers), improves McDonald's order accuracy, and makes everything more efficient."
I would agree. This is a innovative, thoughtful and much needed way for ordering in a lot of busy restaurants.
Has anyone else seen it?