The McDonald's of the Future Is ... in Australia?

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook praised Australian stores' rollout of touchscreens and gourmet burgers and suggests it could work in other markets

McDonald’s "Create Your Taste" burgers in Sydney.

Photographer: Steve Lunum/McDonald's Corp. via Bloomberg

At the McDonald’s restaurant in Martin Place in downtown Sydney, building your own gourmet burger is just like withdrawing cash from an automatic teller machine.

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