McDonald's Canada CEO John Betts says lining up to pay for the same old burger will soon be a thing of the past.
The company is overhauling the way it does business, adding self-service kiosks and bringing table delivery and dedicated wait staff to its restaurants — and hiring 15,000 people in the process.The new kiosks will allow customers to personalize their orders as McDonald's adds a premium-priced burger to the menu with nearly 30 different options including five types of cheese and a dozen different toppings.
The new kiosks will allow customers to personalize their orders as McDonald's adds a premium-priced burger to the menu with nearly 30 different options including five types of cheese and a dozen different toppings. Betts said McDonald's is giving the modern consumer more options in a world where on-demand services such as Netflix are gaining huge popularity through personalized experiences.
Customers who use the self-serve ordering system to get those personalized goodies can have their orders delivered directly to their table, and Betts said more employees will be needed to deal with the food delivery and clearing.
The company says the plan will mean the creation of 15,000 new jobs across the country. Betts said each restaurant will need to hire 10 to 15 people to fill new roles, including a greeter who will guide customers through the ordering process and new chefs to make the more complex made-to-order meals.
Betts says most of the 1,400 McDonald's restaurants in Canada will be changed to the new ordering format by 2017.
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