Apparently, that's the view Andy Puzder of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's takes.  His reason for rolling out a completely automated restaurant appears to be the usual induced innovation argument.  "Puzder says the automated restaurant would be cheaper since he wouldn’t have to worry about rising minimum wage."  Read on, though, and something else might be at work.

Ordering kiosk robot, the perfect moron.
“They’re always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case,” says Puzder of swapping employees for machines. “Millennials like not seeing people. I’ve been inside restaurants where we’ve installed ordering kiosks… and I’ve actually seen young people waiting in line to use the kiosk where there’s a person standing behind the counter, waiting on nobody.”
Perhaps that says something about the effects of public education, the corrosion of the common culture, what have you, on the comportment of the counter help.  Or about the cluelessness of device-addled Millennials when it comes to interacting with people.  But the moron always does what it is instructed to do.  I can see how these kiosks are going to develop.  Do you want fries with that?  Touch yes or no.  Are you sure you do not want fries with that?  Touch yes or no.  We have a special on custard pies today.  Would you like one?  Touch yes or no.  Will the machine offer the option to touch Shut Up And Sell Me My Stuff?

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