Jack in the Box considers kiosks as minimum wage rates grow

11 Enero, 2018, 00:52 | Author: Arnold Perez
  • Facebook  Jack in the Box

However, Comma said that while his fast-food restaurant has tested products with technological advances at their establishments, he has chose to not go forward with the kiosks.

Jack in the Box says it is considering swapping some cashiers with robots as the minimum wage rises in California.

"As we see the rising costs of labour, it just makes sense" to consider adding new automated technology, CEO Leonard Comma said on Tuesday at the ICR Conference.

Jack in the Box previously tested technology such as kiosks.

Leonard Comma, CEO of Jack in the Box, said it "makes sense" to swap cashiers with robots due to the minimum wage increase.

More news: Canadian Dollar and Mexican Peso Fall on Nervousness Over Nafta
More news: Perfila Morena a Sergio Mayer como diputado federal
More news: MLB Rumors: Astros To Land Gerrit Cole In Trade Despite Yankees' Interest

The state of California, where Jack in the Box is based, is set to raise the minimum wage to $11 this year and $15 in 2023. But according to Comma, the chain's executives balked because the upfront cost of converting from people to machines was still too great.

Wendy's announced plans to install self-ordering kiosks within the year in 2017.

Smaller chains such as Eatsa and CaliBurger have been working on automating the entire restaurant experience.

"With government driving up the cost of labor, it's driving down the number of jobs", Andy Puzder, then-CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, told BI in 2016. "You're going to see automation not just in airports and grocery stores, but in restaurants".

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Recomendado:



Popular

Sin definiciones en la primera semi — Chelsea y Arsenal
El ganador de esta llave enfrentará al vencedor de la serie entre el favorito Manchester City y el Bristol City , cuyo partido semifinal de ida fue victoria de 2-1 para los primeros.

¿Demi Moore está en pareja con Nick Jonas?
Demi Moore tiene 55 años y la prensa internacional la vincula con el cantante Nick Jonas (25), a quien supera en edad por 30 años. Fue novio de la actriz Kate Hudson de 38 años y de la cantante australiana Delta Goodrem , de 33 años de edad.

Ecuador busca intermediación para resolver situación de Assange
Julian Assange en un balcón de la embajada de Ecuador en Londres dando una conferencia de prensa en mayo de 2017. Estocolmo finalmente archivó la investigación el año pasado, pero el asedio de hecho de Assange no terminó ahí.

Millie Bobby Brown is the Female Sherlock Holmes
The six-book series focuses on Holmes' 14-year-old sister but features familiar characters and locales from the original stories. The first and fifth books in the series were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010.

Revelado el estilo de pelea de Goku Black Video — Dragon Ball FighterZ
Por el momento no se conoce cuales son los personajes que estarán disponibles al momento de salida. Bandai Namco lo ha incluido en el grupo de luchadores que aparecerán el nuevo juego de peleas.

18-month-old in Lucas County dies from flu
It's not clear yet how effective this year's flu vaccine will be, as federal data on that won't be available till February. The State Department of Health only reports flu deaths in counties if there are more than 5 confirmed flu-related deaths.

El peruano Alberto Rodríguez firma con Junior de Colombia
Alberto Rodríguez espera retribuir el cariño y la confianza del hincha de Junior de Barranquilla con buenas actuaciones. En ellos se apoyará el entrenador Alexis Mendoza para pelear todos los títulos está temporada.

California Republican Ed Royce not seeking re-election
However, California has been growing increasingly favorable to Democratic candidates. First elected in 1993, Royce is termed out of his committee chairmanship this year.

Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell EV revealed at CES 2018
Hyundai introduced the new Nexo fuel-cell electric with Aurora CEO Chris Urmson, left, and Ki Sang-Lee, Hyundai vice president. Hyundai has also incorporated a remote parking assistant in the Nexo , which can autonomously park and retrieve the vehicle.

Rahul promises new version of Congress
Gandhi hit out at the Modi government. "Activists and journalists are threatened, they are shot dead for expressing their views. On his vision for the party, Gandhi said he admits his mistakes as well as those of the Congress.