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Posted: Aug 11, 2023 - 9:26am

 black321 wrote:

We want companies to bring back manufacturing to the U.S.!!
(but NIMBY)

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Posted: Aug 11, 2023 - 8:00am

We want companies to bring back manufacturing to the U.S.!!
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Posted: Jan 26, 2009 - 10:15am

what does it mean about me that I see this as "Offs horing jobs"?
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A bleak future, reading these past few...   {#Sad}
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Posted: Jan 26, 2009 - 6:32am

Fast-food restaurants begin outsourcing drive-through order-taking

By Jen Aronoff 
McClatchy Newspapers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — That crackling voice taking your order at a fast food drive-through may come from a lot farther away than the restaurant: Try Texas, or even overseas. 

San Diego-based Jack in the Box has tested outsourced drive-through order-taking since mid-2008 at seven of its 30 Charlotte, N.C.-area restaurants. Spokeswoman Kathleen Anthony declined to specify the locations, though workers at the Cotswold restaurant in Charlotte recently said it uses the system. 

The technology is intended to improve speed, accuracy and service, freeing up restaurant employees to process orders, accept payment and address other needs, Anthony said. The chain has not reduced staffing as a result of the remote order-taking, and the restaurants can turn the system on and off as they wish, she said. 

Still, it's piqued curiosity among local customers who have encountered heavy accents with order-takers, then rounded the bend to find different people handing them food. 

"I had noticed it (several months ago), but I just thought the person taking the order was somewhere else in the store where we couldn't see them," said Elizabeth Banks, a Charlotte teacher and mother of three who takes her 15-year-old daughter and her daughter's friends to Jack in the Box for Oreo milkshakes most Friday afternoons. "It never occurred to me they might be out of the country." 

At one point the girls asked the order-taker, "Where are you?" There was a pause, Banks recalled. Then, the person on   
the other end said, "Texas." 

"I really don't think that's where they were," Banks said. 

The Jack in the Box test orders are routed to a Texas call center operated by Bronco Communications, a company specializing in fast food order-taking, Anthony said. Some may be routed outside the U.S., she said, but she wouldn't specify where. 

Companies began trying remote ordering in 2005. As with outsourcing in other industries, technological advances — namely high-speed Internet — made it possible. When customers pull up to the menu, a call center worker takes the order on a computer. The order pops up on a screen inside the restaurant. 

Even where people have grown accustomed to seeing bank and computer questions directed overseas, international order-taking is rare in the realm of cheeseburger combos and large Cokes, said Sherri Daye Scott, editor of QSR Magazine, dedicated to the quick-service restaurant industry.

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