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2/22/2017 3:16:31 PM
  Ordering Your Burger At A Kiosk
By srpatterson


Dublin based burger chain Wendy's has discovered that customers like to use kiosks to order their food. After experimenting with kiosks last year, the company plans to have them in place in up to 1,000 restaurants later this year, about ten percent at company owned restaurants.

The average store will be given three kiosks, which save on staffing costs and provide younger customers with a more interactive dining experience. Customers who prefer to order at the counter can still do so, pointed out Wendy's chief information officer David Trimm.

Wendy's, along with the rest of the fast food industry, have realized that automated ordering of food is the way of the future, partly to offset 5 percent wage inflation from last year. Ordering food from kiosks also guarantees that orders are always accurate; the use of kiosks also means that lines at Wendy's restaurants move more quickly, especially during the busy lunch time and dinner periods.

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2/13/2017 2:16:32 PM
  Results Of 2017 Most Hated Companies Lists
By srpatterson


The 2017 List of Most Hated Companies in the U.S.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of hate out there, and the top 11 of the most hated companies in America this year are the recipients of a whopping 23 percent of global hatred felt toward corporations. It isn't possible to post something about one of these companies on an online forum without a barrage of hate-filled replies calling you evil and saying you are part of their over-priced, lousy service, kitten-hating corporations.

Customer service is probably one of the biggest players in a customer's perception of a company and whether they grow to hate that company. Nothing can make a customer more hateful than being put on hold for twenty minutes listening to music they also hate. This leads to why cable companies are so well represented in the top most hated companies in America in 2017. These are the companies almost everyone has to call up sometime.

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How to Choose the Right Investment Broker

Jun 23 2011

Determine Your Investment Need

Before you start your search for an investment broker, you should first determine what type of investment services you would need. Some of the common investments selected by individuals are stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Once you narrow down what services you are looking for, you should look to select someone who will provide you with the best service as possible.

Select the Type of Broker Needed

There are several different types of brokers you can select from such as a discount broker, an online broker, or a full service broker. Most people prefer to use a full service broker because they offer their customers advice and tips on the best investment to meet their needs. Because of this service, they often charge more than other non full service brokers. If you prefer to choose and research your own investments, then a discount broker may be a better option for you.

Do Your Research on Brokers

Once you know your investment needs and broker type, you should start making a list of the potential brokers you may hire. Some people prefer to use broker companies and others prefer to use individuals. You should talk with friends and family who have investments to see who they are using and get their opinions as well. If you want to set up a meeting, you should check and see if they have a local office.

Interview Your Top Choices

After you have made your list, you will need to narrow down your selection to the top three to five choices. You should schedule a telephone interview or meeting to talk with the broker about your investment needs and see what they have to offer. It would be wise to make a list of questions you may have about the services, fees, and commissions in advance.

After you have your interviews, you should be able to select the best candidate on your list. It is important to select a broker who you feel comfortable with and can trust completely with your money.

About the Author: Tanya is a full-time writer and blogger with a passion for personal finance, investments, and other money-related niches. She is also a regular contributor at

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