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McDonald’s is going above and beyond in the fast food industry, by trying out a new fully automated system. In which the average customer throughout their visit will have no contact with any other person. But how does it work and how likely will it make a significant change to the industry?

Well, TikTok user @foodiemunster posted a video showing off the new location near Fort Worth, Texas. It’s operated using a system of conveyor belts and touch screens, for those who have high social anxiety this is their dream. As you can order inside using the same digital system as well. The reactions to this are fairly mixed, with some saying this will eliminate the need for millions of jobs. I mean what happens if your order is wrong? Meanwhile, others say this is a great idea and will cut back on unnecessary waiting or any awkward interactions. Personally, I don’t see a problem with this. I don’t think this will be a widespread system in McDonald’s other 38000 locations across the world. But maybe ten to twenty years from now, I could see it being more popular.

@McDonald's has a new test concept | TikTok

72.1K Likes, 11.5K Comments. TikTok video from Foodie Munster (@foodiemunster): "@McDonald's has a new test concept". Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms.

It seems like they even have taken mobile orders into account, with a separate line and conveyer belt on the side. Though it does make me question how food services like DoorDash and Uber Eats will work if this were to be adopted worldwide.  This isn’t the first step the fast food industry has taken into bringing fast food into the future. We’ve seen companies like Domino’s using self-driving cars to deliver amid the labor shortage.

It does feel strange seeing the inside of a fast-food place and not seeing the chaos of the kitchen. I feel like it’s taken the human element out of the equation, but as soon as they introduce a Ronald McDonald robot I’m checking out. The last thing we need is a horror movie based on the iconic clown mascot.

29 Movies That Turn 40 in 2023

When looking at the movies that turn 40 in 2023, one thing is very clear: 1983 kind of ruled!

In 1983, a holiday classic was born with A Christmas Story. Meanwhile, a star was born in Tom Cruise thanks to Risky Business. Women started cutting up their sweatshirts thanks to Flashdance, and a new sex symbol was born thanks to that gold bikini in Return of the Jedi. We also said hello to a little friend (Scarface), gave our daughter the shot (Terms of Endearment) and were gagged with a spoon (Valley Girl.)

Here are 29 movies that turn 40 in 2023. Even the biggest cynic would agree that 1983 at the movies was totally tubular.

  • WarGames

    Released on June 3, 1983.

  • A Christmas Story

    Released on November 18, 1983.

  • National Lampoon’s Vacation

    Released on July 29, 1983.

  • Trading Places

    Released on June 8, 1983.

  • Scarface

    Released on December 9, 1983.

  • The Outsiders

    Released on March 25, 1983.

  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Released on May 25, 1983.

  • Risky Business

    Released on August 5, 1983.

  • Christine

    Released on December 9, 1983.

  • Never Say Never Again

    Released on October 7, 1983.

  • Octopussy

    Released on June 10, 1983.

  • Flashdance

    Released on April 15, 1983.

  • Staying Alive

    Released on July 15, 1983.

  • Private School

    Released on July 29, 1983.

  • The Big Chill

    Released on September 28, 1983.

  • Valley Girl

    Released on April 29, 1983.

  • Terms of Endearment

    Released on November 23, 1983.

  • Cujo

    Released on August 12, 1983.

  • Mr. Mom

    Released on August 19, 1983.

  • Sudden Impact

    Released on December 9, 1983.

  • Yentl

    Released on November 18, 1983.

  • All the Right Moves

    Released on October 21, 1983.

  • Silkwood

    Released on December 14, 1983.

  • Class

    Released on July 6, 1983.

  • The Meaning of Life

    Released on March 31, 1983.

  • Uncommon Valor

    Released on December 16, 1983.

  • Rumble Fish

    Released on October 21, 1983.

  • Bad Boys

    Released on March 25, 1983.

  • Easy Money

    Released on August 19, 1983.

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