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buckworks

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Re: Name 2 technologies that have impacted modern life the most
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2018, 03:15:16 PM »
> Sonic

Some of us don't know ... why is Sonic noteworthy?

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Re: Name 2 technologies that have impacted modern life the most
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2018, 11:24:38 PM »
I didn't mean to hijack the topic of the thread, sorry.

To be fair, I've only been to one in rural Oregon on my way up to watch the eclipse, but it was like being in a giant vending machine.  The business is set up so that one is completely cut off from the employees with the exception of the server if you eat in your car.   The food was ordered via buttons on a menu screen.  I guess the typical setup is you pull your car in to a station, order your food via the menu,  someone brings the food to you, then you drive off.  I think it is suppose to be nostalgic, but it didn't feel that way to me.  It felt extremely impersonal, cattle like.  The kids had to use the restroom, so we went inside.  There we were in basically a cinder-block room with a bench and the same impersonal button operated menu system.

As for the food, everything is fried and breaded and/or loaded with sugar*.   Everyone eating there was obese and getting way too much to eat.  I think the lack of human interaction seems to encourage  anonymous binge eating.

*Apparently they have a shake that tops 2,000 calories

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Re: Name 2 technologies that have impacted modern life the most
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2018, 11:57:54 PM »
I think the lack of human interaction seems to encourage  anonymous binge eating.

I wonder if that is explicitly mentioned in some business strategy document somewhere.... and if it will eventually get them sued.

And the awful atmosphere probably encourages them to eat and leave quickly, which means you don't need as much space. Like the opposite of a nice French family dinner.


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Re: Name 2 technologies that have impacted modern life the most
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 12:33:48 AM »
>hijack the topic of the thread, sorry.

Have at it.

You guys know that Sonic has just modernized the old A&W car-hop drive-ins from the 50s?  Except the communication tech is better.

Don't miss the Arby's thread, it's related.

>human interaction

Wait until the bots displace the cooks and waiters.