The fast-food chain Raising Cane's is sending corporate staff to work as fry cooks, cashiers, and recruiters in its restaurants amid an expansion drive and the labor shortage: report

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Raising Cane's corporate staff will be employed as fry cooks or cashiers to help with the labour shortage.

Bloomberg reports that they will be entering restaurants starting this week and will also be recruiting staff.

Bloomberg reported that about half the corporate staff of the 500-restaurant chain will be employed in locations.

Bloomberg reported that a fast-food chain has asked corporate employees to fry chicken for customers at its restaurants, amid a labor shortage in the industry.

Bloomberg reported that Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers has half its corporate staff heading to branches in the US this week. The company, which boasts more than 500 restaurants, is well-known for its chicken finger meals.

Bloomberg reports that the company plans to hire 10,000 employees in the next 50 days. The corporate staff will also be responsible for restaurant recruitment.

Raising Cane's reported to Insider that 200 employees from the Dallas office and 250 members of its field team, which includes training and marketing staff, were going out to their restaurants. According to the company, senior vice presidents were among those sent to restaurants.

AJ Kumaran, co-CEO, stated: "It's not a secret that today’s hiring market presents a challenge. And ahead of our massive growth next, having the support we require is crucial. We all are in this together.

Raising Cane's is a Baton Rouge-based company that employs 40,000 people. It plans to expand its reach in 2022.

Restaurants have been experiencing a labor shortage for a while. Many restaurants report that they are having difficulty finding staff. As a result, some employers have increased the pay of their employees which has resulted in higher menu prices.

Some business owners go so far as to blame a lack of interest in working. Workers say that they don't have to accept low-paying jobs in a highly competitive labor market.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics employment figures, August saw a decline in food-service workers for the first time since April 2020.

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The shortage has continued despite the end of unemployment benefits.

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