Ordering kiosks coming to 1,000 Wendy’s

Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in about one out of six of the burger chain’s franchises nationwide.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Fast food giant Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in about one out of six of the burger chain’s franchises nationwide by the end of this year.

A typical location would get three kiosks for about $15,000, The Columbus Dispatch reported. David Trimm, Wendy’s chief information officer, estimates that payback on those machines would come in less than two years thanks to labor savings and increased sales.

The kiosks have two purposes according to Trimm: appeasing younger customers by given them an ordering experience they prefer and reducing labor costs.

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