January 12, 2014 12:17 PM Subscribe
At the McDonalds drive-thru, the first thing they say to me when I pull up is "Welcome Back!". Is this good corporate policy?
posted by shipbreaker to Technology (58 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I admit I go to McDonalds too often, and I admit my fancy red car is quite recognizable. It concerns me greatly, though, that the first thing the McDonald's drive-thru people are saying is "Welcome Back!" Are they running my license plate through a database, in near-real time? Are they saying "Welcome Back!" to everyone that pulls up? Is this a new nation-wide policy, or just happening at my local drive-thru? Has anyone else had this happen?
If they are scanning license plates, I would like to know. Now.