Andy Pudzer, CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, doesn’t want employees to earn a living wage. So, if the government requires that he pay his employees decently, he’s going to consider getting rid of all of them. After visiting a fully-automated restaurant, he had this to say:
“I want to try it,” CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider of his automated restaurant plans. “We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person.”
That’s always been the endgame of capitalism, it’s just unusual to see someone being so open about it.
Now, if you’re curious as to what an automated Carl’s Jr. would look like, you’re in luck! Visionary Mike Judge included one the film Idiocracy. For a look at the increasingly likely future, skip ahead to the 3:00 mark:
Yep, that looks about right to me.