Way back in 2014, we talked about how then-recent strikes had compelled McDonald’s to focus more effort on the concept of automated restaurants. Since then, the “fight for 15” movement has become a fixture of the class-warfare obsessed left. The problem, of course, is that an increased minimum wage – coupled with increasing demands for benefits – means more overhead. That means less profit for the employer, and it incentivizes cutting staff. If you’re in the fast food business, you still need to assemble the burgers. So it’s easy to understand why automation is so attractive.