The way you order fast food is about to change at Wendy's
By Sean Dowling, Buzz60
The next time you go to Wendy's a person may not be the one asking "would you like fries with that?"
Some customers will soon be ordering from a computer.
The company is set to install self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 stores by the end of 2017.
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McDonald's already beat Wendy's to the punch and installed kiosks a few years ago.
Busier restaurants will have first dibs on the machines.
There will be three at a normal store for about $15,000, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Franchise operators have the final say about installing the kiosks.
The company's chief information officer, David Trimm, says they are moving towards kiosks because they're going after younger customers.
It's what they want and how they'd like to place an order.
The bonus is that customers won't have to wait in long lines during busy hours because more workers will be in the kitchen churning out food orders.
The move will also reduce labor costs as Fusion points out it'll "get rid of human workers."
Higher-ups at Wendy's recently said during an investor report that the kiosks will take the edge off rising wages.
There are already kiosks in some central Ohio stores where the technology was tested.
Speaking of, analysts think ordering ahead of time on your phone will one day overtake self-ordering kiosks and cash registers.
However, if you want to keep it old school, you'll still be able to order at the counter for now.