Raising Cane’s staff will work as cooks and cashiers for fries amid the labor shortage.
They will start going to restaurants this week, where they will also recruit staff, according to Bloomberg.
About half of the 500-restaurant chain’s corporate staff will go to locations, Bloomberg reported.
Fast-food restaurant chain is asking company staff to fry chicken and serve customers at its restaurants amid industry-wide labor shortage, first Bloomberg reported.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, which has more than 500 restaurants and is known for its chicken dishes, will send half of its staff to branches in the United States this week, Bloomberg reported.
The company wants to hire 10,000 workers over the next 50 days – company staff will also work in restaurant recruiting, according to Bloomberg.
Raising Cane’s told Insider that 200 people from its Dallas office ship to its restaurants, as well as 250 members of its “field team,” which includes marketing and training staff. Senior vice presidents were among the staff sent to restaurants, the company said.
Co-CEO AJ Kumaran said, “It’s no secret that today’s hiring market is a challenge, and ahead of our massive growth next year, it’s critical to have the support we need. We are all in the same boat.
Raising Cane’s, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has 40,000 employees and plans to expand its presence in 2022.
The restaurant industry has suffered from a long-standing labor shortage and many restaurants say they are struggling to find staff. Some employers are increasing wages accordingly, which has resulted in higher menu prices.
Some business leaders have gone so far as to blame a lack of desire to work. Workers, meanwhile, say they don’t need to take low-paying jobs in such a competitive job market.
The number of people employed in the restaurant industry declined in August for the first time since April 2020, according to employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Fears about the Delta variant, as well as a mismatch between job seekers and employers, are some of the reasons for the shortage, which has not eased despite the end of unemployment benefits.
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