In an ideal world, this is the McDonald's of the future

McDonald's is expanding its Create Your Taste burger customisation experience, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg

If you’re a huge McDonalds junkie, you’d have heard of the Create Your Taste kiosk sitting pretty in its JEM outlet by now. 

What it does is allow the average fast food junkie to make healthier choices.

All you have to do is roll up to the touch-screen kiosk and pick the parts that will go into your burger. Go bun or no bun, select your sauces and types of greens and cheese. If you’re feeling fancy, you can also add a variety of premium toppings ranging from guacamole to caramelised onions, but be careful because it will all add up to quite a cost. Unfortunately, you don't get any choice when it comes to the patty.

And now it’s moving out of the wild west to the north (Yishun Safra) and central (Raffles City) to be even more easily accessed.

Since they’re automating the ordering system to give customers a better experience, we thought we’d give them a few suggestions to make our fast food experience even more efficient.

Interactive table menus

Smart socks exist, so why not smart tables, too? They'd make a lot of sense for the food industry.

Instead of having customers walk over to the kiosk or the order counter, why not implement touchscreen tables that they can all order from once they’re seated? It’s a lot more convenient and saves McDonald's the cost of hiring counter staff.

Drone delivery

Amazon is doing it, Coca-Cola has done it, and even Timbre is looking into making it happen at their outlets. Given that McDonald's doesn’t serve dangerously hot food on glass plates, this is dream drone cargo. Now that the King Albert Park (aka KAP) outlet and its toy train are gone, children of the future will need something else to be distracted by while waiting for their food. 

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Fountains of sauce

We’re forever grateful that the garlic chilli sauce was never removed from McDonald's offerings, but the dispensers they come in now are ridiculously difficult to operate. Perhaps, it’s a ploy to stop us from overdosing. In these hi-tech times, do we really need to have our portion of sauce determined by our arm strength?

Ideally, there’d be a sauce kiosk, where McDonald's entire range of condiments is readily available at the tap of a finger, instead of having to wrestle with a heavy sauce dispenser. (Yes, we just want unlimited servings of barbecue and curry sauce, not this rationing situation.)