Self-serve kiosks will be installed at all restaurant locations in the United States.
As New York and California are set to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, fast food chain Wendy’s is looking to offset that cost by making all of their restaurants self-serve in that latter part of this year.
Company owned locations only make up 10-percent of the chain’s 6,000 locations. All of California’s stores are owned by franchisees.
The restaurant kiosks will be installed at all locations around the U.S. eliminating the need for a live human being to take your order once you arrive.
It will be up to franchisees to decide whether or not they want to utilize the self-serve option.
The company is also looking into expanding their service to include a mobile app ordering and payment system.