Wendy's is replacing its lowest-paid workers with robots
Wendy's may sell "old-fashioned hamburgers," but the fast food chain is about to start getting them to customers in a newfangled way. Citing concerns about the rising cost of labor, Wendy's President Todd Penegor told Investor's Business Daily (IBD) about plans to automate the ordering process in company restaurants. Employees who once took orders from customers will be replaced by self-service kiosks. Mobile ordering and payment apps will also cut down on employee hours.