Mcdonalds new ordering system.

Mcdonalds new ordering system.

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loafer123

9,187 posts

163 months

Monday 4th November
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kev1974 said:
CEO's been kicked out under the guise of having a relationship with a staff member. Slightly surprising as the resuts suggest the company has done well under him.

New guy coming from the US, maybe he'll speed the kitchens up.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7645457/M...
It will be interesting to see where Easterbrook goes next...

red_slr

9,518 posts

137 months

Friday 15th November
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Apparently breakfast is being extended to 11am?

Sounds good to me!

I also think they have changed their frying time for the fries as the last few lots I have had have been perfectly cooked nice and golden vs the beige soggy mess of the last couple of years.

skinny

4,857 posts

183 months

Friday 15th November
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Yep went in at 10:35 today and they were still serving brekky up to the point i left. Suits me, i didn't fancy a bigmac at 10:35

Lord Marylebone

8,833 posts

128 months

Friday 15th November
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Extending breakfast to 11am is a good thing.

I have lost count how many times over the years I have ‘just missed’ McDonald’s breakfast.

Michael Douglas did it best though:

https://youtu.be/-eREiQhBDIk

Pyrolysis

230 posts

65 months

Friday 15th November
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Reminds me of a restaurant in Limassol. Called Oshi. The tables were basically huge iPads and you could order off them. You could also select a camera in the kitchen to watch your food being cooked, order drinks instantly, change the mood with different tablecloths etc. Not just a gimmick, the foot was top notch too!

http://www.oshi.com.cy/#!/page_more

ChevyChase77

947 posts

6 months

Saturday 16th November
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p4cks said:
They've updated the software on the ordering screens now, so much quicker and improved UX - prior to that they were so slow and cumbersome when loading and moving from page to page

Had the Swiss burger yesterday, was pretty 'meh'.
The ordering screens where people's dirty hands touch and a swab revealed excrement on them?

craigjm

9,967 posts

148 months

Saturday 16th November
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ChevyChase77 said:
The ordering screens where people's dirty hands touch and a swab revealed excrement on them?
What other ones are there?

HappySilver

179 posts

112 months

Saturday 16th November
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Went in the Leicester Square branch for a late lunch between meetings on Thursday. The self-service screens were all (I tried three before settling on a forth) knackered. They didn’t sense touches about 75% of the time and when they did they seemed to freeze for several seconds before responding to it. A horrible experience that I’m sure many must give up on at busy times, ordering a simple meal took well over ten minutes by the time I settled on a screen and then got it to understand my order. Not somewhere that I frequent normally but the experience would make me question ever going back there.

AlexC1981

3,457 posts

165 months

Sunday 17th November
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ChevyChase77 said:
The ordering screens where people's dirty hands touch and a swab revealed excrement on them?
Can't be worse than thumbing through a printed menu like in most other restaurants. At least you could have a designated dirty finger hehe

I hate how Lidle and Tesco sell their bread unwrapped these days. After holding on to a grimy trolley or basket handle, I have to bag my loaf with dirty hands. To say nothing about the random customers who might have poked the crust.

The Mad Monk

5,960 posts

65 months

Sunday 17th November
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HappySilver said:
The self-service screens were all (I tried three before settling on a forth) knackered.

So they weren't all "knackered", as you so eloquently express it?

craigjm

9,967 posts

148 months

Sunday 17th November
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AlexC1981 said:
ChevyChase77 said:
The ordering screens where people's dirty hands touch and a swab revealed excrement on them?
Can't be worse than thumbing through a printed menu like in most other restaurants. At least you could have a designated dirty finger hehe

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Exactly. Paper menus, wine lists and all the other stuff in restaurants must be just as bad. If people really are freaked by it then queue up or order it on the app because at least then it’s only your excrement on the screen.

Whatever you do though don’t carry it on a tray or in a bag back to to where you’re going to eat it. No idea whose excrement is on those hehe

bristolracer

3,089 posts

97 months

Sunday 17th November
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AlexC1981 said:
ChevyChase77 said:
The ordering screens where people's dirty hands touch and a swab revealed excrement on them?
Can't be worse than thumbing through a printed menu like in most other restaurants. At least you could have a designated dirty finger hehe
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The door handle on the way in is probably the worst offender

HappySilver

179 posts

112 months

Sunday 17th November
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The Mad Monk said:
HappySilver said:
The self-service screens were all (I tried three before settling on a forth) knackered.

So they weren't all "knackered", as you so eloquently express it?
No, they were all knackered, I just persevered with the fourth as I clearly wasn’t going to find a fully functioning one. It, like the first three I tried, didn’t recognise about 3/4 of touches and when it did froze for an age before responding. That is knackered to me.

Collins dictionary:

2. ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is knackered, you mean that it is completely broken or worn out.
[British, informal]
...a knackered old T- shirt .
...faded pictures on a knackered TV set.


Edited by HappySilver on Sunday 17th November 14:33

craigjm

9,967 posts

148 months

Sunday 17th November
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Oh for god sake if PH grammar nazis we’re not bad enough we are now arguing about definitions of words. Nobody gives a st

LeadFarmer

1,789 posts

79 months

Sunday 17th November
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Lord Marylebone said:
Extending breakfast to 11am is a good thing.

I have lost count how many times over the years I have ‘just missed’ McDonald’s breakfast.
It will probably still happen to you just as often, but at 11:01am instead of 10:01am biggrin