Lewis W. Diuguid

Mobile app for fast food unlikely to help slow obesity growth

Updated: 2013-09-11T22:44:45Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

With obesity being a major problem in the United States, people have to ask whether it’s a good idea to make it easier and quicker for people to get to and pay for fast food.

The answer isn’t good. McDonald’s Restaurants is testing a mobile payment application for its menu items. The test is taking place in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas, Bloomberg News reports.

McDonald’s reported that same-store sales were off from August. The mobile app could help.

Bloomberg said the chain is looking for ways to spark sales growth at a time when Americans are eating out less.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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