These fast food giants are making one outrageously anti-human move in the name of profit

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Modern companies are often accused of not just staying in their lane.

Fast food giants are no different.

And these fast food giants are making one outrageously anti-human move in the name of profit.

Fast food chains are diving headfirst into the world of artificial intelligence, and it’s leaving customers scratching their heads about what the future might look like.

Yum! Brands Inc., the Pepsi-owned multinational fast food corporation that serves as the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill, is unleashing a tech revolution that could change the fast food game forever.

According to a chilling report from The Wall Street Journal, Yum! Brands has chosen to double down on technology and automation, with a whopping 45% of sales – nearly $30 billion – now coming from digital sources.

But what does this mean for your favorite greasy delights?

“Our vision of [quick-service restaurants] is that an AI-first mentality works every step of the way,”  Yum! Brands’ chief digital and technology manager, Joe Park, wrote in a bone-chilling statement to The Wall Street Journal.  “If you think about the major journeys within a restaurant that can be AI-powered, we believe it’s endless.”

As California’s new minimum wage law threatens to send fast-food worker wages soaring to a minimum of $20 an hour, it’s no surprise that corporations like Yum! Brands are turning to an anti-human strategy to slash costs and boost profits. 

But at what cost?

Forget friendly faces behind the counter, Yum! Brands’ SuperApp is set to revolutionize the fast food industry with its cutting-edge AI technology. 

Imagine a world in which AI dictates oven temperatures, and even teaches employees how to whip up new menu items.

It’s a dystopian nightmare straight out of a sci-fi flick.

But who foots the bill for this technological takeover? 

According to Park, franchise owners – not the multi-billion dollar corporation forcing the major changes – are coughing up the dough to fund its AI experiments. 

While Yum! Brands remains tight-lipped about the full extent of its AI invasion, one thing’s for sure – the days of human employment inside fast food restaurants are numbered. 

With digital ordering and drive-thrus already on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that the age of AI is upon us.

But don’t despair just yet.

Despite the looming threat of AI, Yum! Brands insists that its employees will always play a “critical role” in the fast food experience moving forward.

After all, much like many corporations forced American workers to train their cheaper, foreign – often illegal alien – replacements, they’re going to need human employees to set up their technological replacements as well.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.