Starting this week, Raising Cane's will send hundreds of corporate employees to work in its fast-food restaurants across the U.S. amid a severe labor shortage.
“The first thing we teach new hires at Cane’s is that we are all fry cooks and cashiers, and this week, we are proving that,” said co-Chief Executive Officer AJ Kumaran in a statement.
Aside from frying chicken fingers and serving customers, the corporate team will also help recruit new restaurant workers.
Raising Cane's, which has 530 locations nationwide, wants to hire 10,000 new crew members over the next 50 days.
“It’s no secret that today’s hiring market is a challenge, and ahead of our massive growth next year, having the support we need is critical," said Kumaran. "We are all in this together, and when our restaurants need us, we’re there.”
Business Insider reported the company is sending 200 people from its Dallas office to its restaurants, as well as 250 members of its field marketing team. Senior vice presidents will also go to the eateries to help out.
Several employers across the country are struggling to fill hourly positions in the restaurant and retail industries ahead of the holidays, Bloomberg reported. Low pay, child care, and virus exposure are some of the reasons behind the shortage.