Better burgers could soon be just a beep away

ONE of those mornings when you can't be bothered making breakfast and don't feel like talking to anyone?

Then fast food giant Hungry Jack's wants you. Well, your business anyway.

We could soon be only a swipe of an e-tag away from a hot brekky burger made to order without uttering a word of what you want.

The technology is being trialled on the Central Coast of New South Wales at present, with Brekk-E-Tag users able to pre-program their desired breakfast order after activating the e-tag.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology enables the desired order to be picked up by the store as the driver approaches the drive-thru with a range of about five-to-eight metres for the technology.


BUSY: A Hungry Jack's outlet.
BUSY: A Hungry Jack's outlet. Allan Reinikka

The hungry morning commuter, be it tradie, corporate chameleon, busy mother or the hungover uni student can then bypass the speaker box to save those delicate vocal chords.

They simply head to the window, collect their order, pay and head on their way.

Only available at Hungry Jack's Tumbi Umbi at present, if successful, the technology could be rolled out nationwide, changing the face of fast food ordering forever.

"It's the faster, no-fuss way to get a delicious breakfast - even when you're too tired to talk," the Hungry Jack's website reads.

So what does it mean for the future of friendly fast-food faces who try and brighten our mornings with a smile?

Hungry Jack's have also pointed out the Brekk-E-Tag is on its own unique frequency and won't interact with other e-tag systems on the road.

"You won't be ordering breakfast every time you go over the harbour bridge," the website reads.

This could be a game changer for the Coast.

There's no secret we have a penchant for fast food and have made heroes of some of our fast food workers in the past.

KFC Maroochydore's Barb Ehrlich, a KFC staffer since 1978, is just one that springs to mind.

Topics:  dining fast food restaurants food hungry jacks national sunshine coast

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