Coming Soon: Wendy's Self-Serve Kiosks

Thanks to minimum wage increases
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2016 1:03 PM CDT
Coming Soon: Wendy's Self-Serve Kiosks
This Friday, March 21, 2014, file photo, shows a Wendy's restaurant in Providence, RI. Wendy's reports financial results Wednesday, May 11, 2016.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By the end of the year, Wendy's plans to have self-service kiosks available in all of its US restaurant locations, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The fast food chain made the decision after New York and California passed legislation that will eventually raise minimum wage to $15 per hour in those states. Wendy's is "wary" about the wage increases, thus the forthcoming kiosks, Investor's Business Daily reports. It will be up to franchise owners whether to actually use the kiosks, but if they are used, human employees could lose their jobs as a result. Wendy's also plans to start offering mobile ordering and mobile payment by the end of the year. (More Wendy's stories.)

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