By Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business
National fast food chain Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has a new solution to the restaurant industry’s labor shortage — it’s asking corporate employees to work as fry cooks and cashiers.
The privately-held Baton Rouge, La.-based company has a total of 750 corporate employees, 500 in its Dallas office. Of those, 250 will be going in the field as front-line employees. Another 250 who work as marketers and trainers will shift to restaurant and recruiting jobs.
The employees will be housed in hotels for one to two weeks at company expense. Other corporate employees will be working to recruit more workers or will work in one of the company’s more than 500 drive-throughs.
“It’s all hands on deck,” co-CEO and COO AJ Kumaran said.
Most of the corporate workers will have already gone through training as a fry cook or cashier, the company said.