A fast-food chain facing a labor shortage is taking a top-down approach in staffing its outlets, by sending its corporate employees to fry chicken and serve customers.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has dispatched half of its office staff into some of its 530 branches across the U.S. this week. They will be at the coalface of the business as cooks and cashiers, while others will be working in recruitment, Bloomberg reported.
Raising Cane’s is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has 40,000 workers, with plans to expand next year when it plans to open more than 100 restaurants.
However, like many in the restaurant sector, it faces a labor shortage as firms have complained they are struggling to get staff.
In the short term, Raising Cane’s hopes to hire 10,000 workers over the next 50 days, assisted by a recruitment team sent to the restaurants.
The company says every