From: Craig Phillips <> on behalf of Craig Phillips <>

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 9:06 AM


Subject: Cocktail Talk - i McRobot



Cocktail Talk

November 2015

Cocktail Talk

Dear Craig:   

Welcome to CN Consulting's "Cocktail Talk".


Cocktail Talk is a casual monthly newsletter intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice and capture an audience at many a social or business event.


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Currently, on Cocktail Talk - i McRobot


McDonald's put 7,000 or so kiosks in their restaurants in Europe and lucky Europeans are now able to order using a touch screen instead of a 17 year old. 


McDonald's is being accused of taking away jobs due to high labor costs


In the UK McWorkers get paid between $8 and $9 per hour. About the same as our minimum wage. In Denmark however McWorkers over 21 get $21 an hour, and over 18 get $18 an hour.  It could be why 80% of McDonald's hires are under 18. 


Similar kiosks are coming to America, maybe you've seen one. Our McRobots won't offer English, German, French, and Spanish languages like their European cousins, probably because everyone in America speaks English, but they are coming.


McDonald's is accused of racing to install McRobots ahead of the $15 Minimum Wage change. But McDonald's says McRobots will increase efficiency, increasing sales, and creating jobs, for 17 year old Americans making $15 an hour.


McRobots do bring a lot to the party. Just being able to order a Quarter Pounder (not available in any other industrialized country because they're all metric) with four all beef patties, making it a One Pounder is cause enough for a visit. But what about "The Secret Menu"?


McDonald's has a Secret Menu. Knowing about the Secret Menu makes you special, makes you part of the club, a part of the community. You belong.


You can go to McDonald's and order, from a smiling 17 year old, a McDouble and a McChicken from the $1 menu. Then by putting the McChicken between the all beef patties of the McDouble you'll have the $2 McGangbang. Only you, and people as cool as you, will know. 


How about a grilled cheese, strawberry eggnog shake, McFlurry Pie or Monster Mac?


If you need/want to hip your friends to Mickey D's Secret Menu, or the Secret Menus of Arby's, BK, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, DQ, Five Guys, KFC, Panera, Sonic, Taco Bell or Wendy's you can send them to .


Even In-N-Out Burger has a Secret Menu. Imagine how cool you'd be rolling through In-N-Out Burger in LA ordering your 3X3 "Animal Style" from your rented Prius. But, anyway.


People need recognition, we need to belong, we need society. The McRobot taking away our Secret Menu is the beginning of the end. This is how iRobot begins.




Secret Menu, society, people, McRobot, iRobot, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.



Thank you for reading,



Craig Phillips

CN Consulting, Inc.





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