turned in this interesting tip
: apparently McDonalds in Japan is getting ready to start a new program for training their bright-eyed and bushy-tailed employees-- and that program involves custom-made training software for the Nintendo DS, called "eSmart." How does it work? Beats the hell out of me. I'm kinda vaguely thinking one of those cooking games, but McDonalds specific, and you have to remember how much lard to use when cooking the fries, or something.
Another question that comes to mind-- are new employees given a Nintendo DS to use the program on? Or do you have to provide your own? Man, how cool would it be if you got a free NDS as a sort of "signing bonus"? (Yeah, yeah, they probably would just have a bunch on-hand for employees to use. I wonder how often they'll have to replace them due to them falling into the deep-fat fryer?)'
And you may also wonder why McDonalds would run with the DS and not the PSP...but it should actually be pretty obvious. I mean, the DS itself is cheaper than the PSP, and given the sheer volume of crappy franchise tie-in video games on the DS (and the Wii, ahem, Nintendo), it's clearly pretty easy to make a game for, too. So, we have cheap, and we have easy-- it's the McDonalds way.
Okay, folks, I want your best punchlines for how McDonalds may "Super-Size" the program by making the employees use the Nintendo DSi XL