Fast food joint Wendy’s has begun introducing self-service ordering kiosks to at least 1,000 locations — or about 15 percent of its stores, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The move is seen by some analysts as a way to offset new minimum wage requirements that some places, including California, have voted in.
Is this an unintended consequence of the minimum wage hike?
Saru Jayaraman, Co-Director and Co-Founder, Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United), a nonprofit working to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workers. She is the author of “Forked: A New Standard For American Dining” (Oxford University Press, 2016)