dinker225
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McDonalds Drive Thru "call Centers"

Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:22 pm

McDonalds has been testing a system that uses remote facilities to take orders from drive thru locations.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/11/te...OoO2Tjowsw+J0aK7g&pagewanted=print
If the com box doesn't work very well with a distance of 25 feet how on earth is it expected to work better at 250 miles or more?

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RE: McDonalds Drive Thru "call Centers"

Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:29 pm

Quoting Dinker225 (Thread starter):
If the com box doesn't work very well with a distance of 25 feet how on earth is it expected to work better at 250 miles or more?

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RE: McDonalds Drive Thru "call Centers"

Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:35 pm

Right now the call centers are in the U.S..
It's only a matter of time before they are farmed out overseas.
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RE: McDonalds Drive Thru "call Centers"

Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:16 pm

Quoting Stirling (Reply 2):
It's only a matter of time before they are farmed out overseas.

In other words, I can't understand their broken english now, so there won't be any noticeable difference anyway...
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RE: McDonalds Drive Thru "call Centers"

Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:25 pm

I saw at Wal-Mart yesterday where you can place your McDonalds order at the check out line (Wal-Marts) and then go pick it up when you are ready!

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RE: McDonalds Drive Thru "call Centers"

Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:07 am

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 4):
I saw at Wal-Mart yesterday where you can place your McDonalds order at the check out line (Wal-Marts) and then go pick it up when you are ready!

My friendly local SuperCenter has this "service." I had to test it out once just because it's so rediculous.

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