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  • plzplzplayfaster plzplzplayfaster Oct 10, 2012 8:11 AM Flag

    Big McNews: McDonald’s to Install iPads

    "McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) has introduced yet another new way to attract customers into its restaurants. As if its globally recognized items like the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, and famous French fries – and newer but popular options like the McCafe line of coffee drinks – weren’t enough, the fast-food mega-giant is now installing Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPads in select locations.

    “It’s a great idea to stay relevant, especially to a new generation,” said Hugh Fard, who owns 12 McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. and originally put forward the idea after hearing some locations in Europe were starting to incorporate the iPad stations.
    McDonald’s hopes the new additions will bring more busy consumers in by offering them the ability to multitask while enjoying their lunches. With the iPads, customers can check their Facebook and Twitter accounts, play games, update their fantasy sports rosters, and even shop online."

    Sentiment: Buy

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    • Is this another bright idea that Cook has? That is a disasster in the making, wife works for a Health Based cleaning company, electronic gadgets are by far the worst offenders and carry high degrees of viruses, bacteria, germs. A lot of folks dont wash their hands after taking a crap and they come out and spread their fecal matter on these touch screens. You touch those screens, get your food, and then ingest that fecal matter because your hands are touching those screens. In addition, this is an excellent way for terrorist to put biological agents on those screens, you could be ingesting some stuff that will will kill you quickly, all the terrorist have to do is swipe an ebola virus or any of the numerous deadly things that are supposed to be kept away from the population on those screens and sit back and watch that spread quickly through the population. Expect that some point a major biological disaster is in the making here, not a matter of if at this point, but when.

    • Excellent! Many airports now offer the same service -- small fee to access them and nice protective covers to keep junk off and make for easy cleaning when the table is cleared.

      Of course, those with an iPhone or iPad Mini will just grin, but most MCD "regulars" probably have RIMM or MSFT phones. LOL

    • Ewww...Big Mac sauce on them things all gummed up....lmao

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