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English: McDonalds' sign in Harlem.

English: McDonalds’ sign in Harlem. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My vision is poor and I must wear glasses at all times. After a total of 5 surgeries on one eye or the other, I am reluctant to submit to necessary cataract surgery. I am delaying it as long as possible, partly because of cost and partly due to a fear of further surgery. Until I discovered this shortcut on my computer (control and +, and control and -) to adjust the font size, I did not read some articles.

I have had recent experiences with fast-food menus of a similar nature. The menus at McDonald’s and Wendy’s are crowded and hard to read. In contrast, the menu at In-N-Out is simple and large enough for me to read almost without my glasses. The lesson to draw from this, I suppose, is that fast-food restaurants should simplify their menus to specialize in what they do well as well as make it easier for their customers to order more quickly which will speed service for everyone. Alternately, they could develop menus on monitor screens that customers could adjust as they wait in line to place their orders.