By Johnnylee Benitez
McDonaldization refers to the increasing and ubiquitous presence of the fast-food model in most organizations that shape daily life. (pg.144.) McDonaldization had started in fast food places, by making soda machines, frying machines, easier assembly lines, drive thru, and the menu computer screens. From there on it has escalated through other companies such as WaWa. This makes businesses run faster, longer, and more efficient. Today many people are being replaced by these machines that our society use. It seems that the society depends more on technology then it's own people. In the text book, it states that George Ritzer "identifies four dimensions of the McDonalization process : efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control." (pg 144.)
I agree that McDonaldization has helped our society into organizing how our food industries run business. But has our society become fully dependant?, i do think so. For an example, in WaWa they have the computer screens to help you order and make your own hoagies. What happens if you happen to step into one WaWa store that doesn't have one? For those who are used to the computer screen can they order their food and think that it would still be the same sandwich? In some cases yes, and in some cases people might think different. Also these computer screens have helped those who are making the food, it's harder to mess up an order, because the order in in front of your face. McDonaldization has improved how we eat and how ordering food is going to become easier and faster for our future.
McDonaldization had truly improved our society and yes our society has become dependent on it. But even with this one new upgrade to our food industries will this change how our food is processed later on down the line?