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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Let's see the official pay scale for such overtime deliveries. (you know it will be peanuts and employees will be pressured to make these deliveries)
    Bezos plans to use robots and drones.

    Almost no humans at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    McDonalds isn't delivering anything. They are allowing grubhub or doordash to deliver for them. One can get food delivered from literally anywhere now. If they don't partner with doordash or grubhub or Abazon, Uber Eats will get food from anywhere. And Amazon might too - I haven't checked that. A friend of mine works for Uber and delivers food from McDonalds.

    The bad thing about this is it removes incentive for any place to offer their own (cheaper, or free with minimum order). KFC used to offer it, not anymore. And why should they bring it back when they can just let these companies do it for $5-$6?
    Actually, McDonald's does deliver here and apparently in most urban areas.

    So does Burger King, and I expect all the fast food chains will shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    The future is here. Amazon Prime NOW. No boxes. When they deliver a large package of bottled water (at have the price of Walmart.com, which charges due to weight) there is no packaging, just the way I want it. And the rest of the items are in old fashioned brown paper bags. No boxes and packing to haul away.
    Not quite yet, in Cleveland. Probably this year.

    My grocery chains will die off almost immediately. They have all been in a steep decline for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Actually, McDonald's does deliver here and apparently in most urban areas.

    So does Burger King, and I expect all the fast food chains will shortly.
    But how much fast food will people eat, when fresh food is a click away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Actually, McDonald's does deliver here and apparently in most urban areas.

    So does Burger King, and I expect all the fast food chains will shortly.
    Through Tapingo, which does delivery for other places too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    But how much fast food will people eat, when fresh food is a click away?
    More than ever. My Uber friend cannot believe people pay $5 to get a meal delivered from McDonalds. But they do. Golden Chick is the most common order he gets. Which makes sense. Chicken is up there with Pizza as far as what people would like to have brought and keeps well during the travel. KFC used to offer free with $15 order which is easy for just two people to meet. A 2 liter soda if you want that rather than a bunch of fountain drinks. More soda for less money but things like that will never come back now. No incentive with Uber Eats and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    More than ever. My Uber friend cannot believe people pay $5 to get a meal delivered from McDonalds. But they do. Golden Chick is the most common order he gets. Which makes sense. Chicken is up there with Pizza as far as what people would like to have brought and keeps well during the travel. KFC used to offer free with $15 order which is easy for just two people to meet. A 2 liter soda if you want that rather than a bunch of fountain drinks. More soda for less money but things like that will never come back now. No incentive with Uber Eats and the like.
    Yeah, but millions live in "food deserts" where fast food is essentially the only choice.

    Not by coincidence, either.

    Those people will feed their kids fresh food, once they can get it. Or most will.

    Put differently, Amazon Fresh will end all environmental racism as to food, almost overnight.

    Live anywhere and still eat like a gourmet.

    My mind boggles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Ueah, but millions live in "food deserts" where fast food is essentially the only choice.

    Not by coincidence, either.

    Those people will feed their kids fresh fpod, once they can get it. Or most will.
    Not by coincidence? you think better places don't build there to be rude? Most people complaining about food deserts never actually lived in one. Sure, better restaurants don't want to build there. The residents can't afford it often and don't want to go to a hood like that to eat.

    Safeway was a (very) short bus ride away which is where I did my shopping when I lived in one, temporarily lacking a car, and with an injury to my leg I managed to get real food. In fact, the Bodegas and the Circle K with shitty food choices were a longer walk than to the bus. (but they had fruit! Another myth about food deserts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    More than ever. My Uber friend cannot believe people pay $5 to get a meal delivered from McDonalds. But they do. Golden Chick is the most common order he gets. Which makes sense. Chicken is up there with Pizza as far as what people would like to have brought and keeps well during the travel. KFC used to offer free with $15 order which is easy for just two people to meet. A 2 liter soda if you want that rather than a bunch of fountain drinks. More soda for less money but things like that will never come back now. No incentive with Uber Eats and the like.
    But, fresh food makes humans happy. It's cheaper. It's delicious.

    The possible change is there, Sassy. I think many, maybe most, will stop eating fast food.

    Or at least, as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    I know that Wal-Mart has many abusive labor tactics. Like tuition support... 100% paid medical insurance for their employees..
    They also pay profit sharing bonuses. I know a lot of people who work for Walmart and it seems to be a love/hate divided. My sister worked for Walmart and she loved it. She worked in fabrics and crafts because she is good seamstress and assisted customers with sewing questions, etc. My friend's son worked for Walmart all through college, nights unloading trucks. He earned a good wage, 18.00 a hour when he left. I have had students state they absolutely hated it. I think it depends on the department and your job.
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