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Fight for 15: McDonald's now testing automated drive-thru machines as wages set for increase

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McDonald's is now testing automated drive-thru service in select Chicago-area restaurants, yet another indication that forced minimum-wage increases drive low-skill industries to outsource work to computers.

What is the background?

As municipalities and some states enact a $15 minimum wage, low-skill industries, such as fast-food restaurants, have been exploring methods of automation to keep labor costs down while complying with wage laws.

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