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(Cosmiverse)   Americans need food faster; McDonalds using toll tags for payment   ( divider line
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4612 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Mar 2002 at 12:46 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-06 12:48:20 PM  
faster and shiatter presumably
2002-03-06 12:48:20 PM  
2002-03-06 12:48:20 PM  
Cool. Give 'em what they want - keep 'em even more stoopid.
2002-03-06 12:49:20 PM  
Oh look, another Cosmiverse link. You don't see that everyday...oh wait, sure you do.
2002-03-06 12:55:13 PM  
and in related news american obiesity jumps 40%
2002-03-06 12:55:41 PM  
Here's an exclusive look at the prototype device McDonald's plans to use to serve food faster:

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2002-03-06 01:01:13 PM  
and be more patient and grateful for the treatment that they receive there.

Patient I understand, but grateful for some fark actually doing his job, that's bullshiat.
2002-03-06 01:05:57 PM  
Here's what I think...

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2002-03-06 01:06:13 PM  
Well, it's pretty well known that people spend money faster and more when they aren't forking over green or coin money. This is a good strategy if the cost is low or can be passed on to the consumer, as when you ask if they want fries with that, or to supersize it, or whatever, they'll be more likely.
2002-03-06 01:08:30 PM  
It will save a hell of a lot of time in the Drive-Thru. I worked under the arches for a couple of years, and I can tell you that half the time is wasted waiting for the person to count pennies to get the right amount of change, or write the check. Fairly irritating, if you're behind this person.
2002-03-06 01:10:58 PM  
I submitted that link yesterday, oh well
2002-03-06 01:12:19 PM  
Quorn even quicker!!!
2002-03-06 01:13:50 PM  
Great, now I get shi**y service even faster. Them: "Heres your #2 no ketchup, onion, mustard, or mayo" You, as you drive off: "wait, I ordered a number two with ketchup, onion, mustard, and mayo"
2002-03-06 01:20:26 PM  
Uh, speed pass isn't a 'toll tag' it's the gasoline pump quickpay thing.
2002-03-06 01:20:48 PM  
My brother works for Transcore, the company that is installing all these systems. He said they want to install microchips in prostitutes' teeth as a way to charge Johns with every penile pass through the mouth.
2002-03-06 01:22:05 PM  
Site is farked already....
2002-03-06 01:22:41 PM  
Now if they can make some sort of "quick pass" at the DMV...
2002-03-06 01:24:44 PM  
The onramp to cholestrol highway.
2002-03-06 01:26:10 PM  
Digitalchris - Acutally, they are two different systems. The toll tag thing is going to be used at the drive throughs. The speed pass is used when you are inside the restaurant.
2002-03-06 01:26:21 PM  
Um.. no its not.. It's my suckin ass firewall.
2002-03-06 01:28:42 PM  
That's all my stoned ass needs.. the ability to order fast food without opening my wallet.
2002-03-06 01:29:24 PM  
They are also hoping the automatic debit-cardness of the new system...

Didn't know that was an adjective...
2002-03-06 01:29:45 PM  
....It will get a lot easier and faster once we have our micro-chips implanted.
2002-03-06 01:32:18 PM  
this shouldn't be listed under the "COOL" heading. it should be under "SICK"
2002-03-06 01:45:17 PM  
I would have put a "SAD" tag on this one. It's like pigs to the slaugher...
2002-03-06 01:53:57 PM  
Thay've had these around the Chicago area for about the past 2 years, if not more.
2002-03-06 01:56:51 PM  
Feffer: you beat me to it..
2002-03-06 02:02:35 PM  
2002-03-06 02:15:29 PM  
So, nobody up for some good ol' oral sex donations?... damn
2002-03-06 02:18:58 PM  
Next up at McDonald's: Mind reading drive-thru!

-"Yeah, I'll have..."

-[Garbled] "Thank you, please drive through."

-"But I..."

-[Garbled] "Yes, you can have fries with that. Hold the Quorn, but with extra weed."
2002-03-06 02:24:09 PM  
Employee: hehehe, let's make this cop a McPot sandwich with side order of coke and charge him like...1/2 of what it normally costs...hehehe, Yeah...McPot sandwich...hehe, hey where's my stash?

2002-03-06 02:29:18 PM  
I went in to McD's for coffee the other day and there was this electronic device on the counter with a sign on it that said "place wand here." So, I unzipped, and now I can't go in that store anymore. They really should be more clear.
2002-03-06 02:44:47 PM  
Bleh, last time I went to McDonalds I got salmonella (at least that's what the doctor said). Man, I couldn't drink water for a day, or eat for two more days. Fark McDonalds, fark them right in their stupid, food poisoning arses.
2002-03-06 02:51:41 PM  
If we spill hot coffee on our laps or burn our faces with hot pickles, can we use the speed pass for an instant settlement? Then it would be useful.
2002-03-06 03:09:28 PM  
This is exactly what we all need....a way to get fatter w/o thinking. YAY!!!!

That "cool" tag needs to be dropped though...maybe Sad or Stupid..but definately not cool
2002-03-06 04:44:54 PM  
Sorry, I just woke up.

This is being done in Chicago now. Thanks for the update Cmdr Obvious.
2002-03-06 05:09:18 PM  
Maybe McDonalds can add that wonder drug to their food that tricks your body into thinking it is exercising.
At least break even.
2002-03-06 05:19:28 PM  
Can't they just inject lard directly into my arteries?
2002-03-06 05:37:07 PM  
There are like 100 times more fat people in US than England and France. It's farked up. Must be genes...
2002-03-06 05:54:56 PM  
Not "fast food" - good food made quickly.
2002-03-06 07:45:07 PM  
Screw McDonald's, it's for fat stupid people. I haven't ate there since I was like 5, when I was fat and stupid.
2002-03-06 08:12:04 PM  
Now I can get that satisfying taste of 83% beef/15% cowshiat/2% other taste of McDonald's that much faster!
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