Friday, April 23, 2021

“The Real Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken”, a film by Johnny Harris


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“The Real Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken”, by journalist Johnny Harris (29 minutes).

In short, it’s left-over good-old-boy collusion from companies that don’t want to change.

The McDonalds franchise restaurants have to buy Taylor C602 machines, which require a 4 hour cleaning cycle each night.  But the way the software is set up it is difficult for employees to fix the problem themselves without “calling the guy”. 

 Other chains say that this is a "McDonalds problem". It would be interesting if Harris made a film about franchising in general -- what kind of people are good at it. 

But what’s really interesting about this is how Johnny works.  He has a huge video setup in his home, with a super wide screen terminal, and global map.  In the middle of the video he makes a sponsorship pitch for a life insurance consumer system. 

I can wonder why I didn’t set myself up this way.  Well, I came from specialized issues and got started with my own blogging setup before I understood what a video setup would take, which would have become more feasible around 2013.  But Johnny does independent journalism right, without having to get into identarian issues that drive YouTube away.

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