Saud Shuler, a well-known Philadelphia chef may have come up with the best way of recruiting kitchen staff. She pulled up to a McDonald’s drive-thru and offered the workers a higher salary working for her.
The chef shared a video where she pulled up to the fast-food drive-thru and asked two female members of staff how much they earned. When their answer was $7 to $8 she immediately offered them $12 dollars working for her.
Scooping up local workers for a local restaurant is a winning combination and Shuler shared that her restaurant Country Cookin hired 11 people that day.
A post shared by Saudia shuler (@countrycookin1) on Jul 23, 2020 at 8:00am PDT
Even before the pandemic restaurants were finding it difficult to recruit and retain staff, now with restaurants considered places where staff might be exposed to the virus, some restaurants are finding it difficult to fill vacant positions for their businesses, even with reduced capacity. The fact that many are receiving more in government aid than they would be sweating it out in the kitchen also means that restaurants are finding it a challenge to invite people back to work.
So pulling up to a fast food joint where you’re going to find hard-working fearless kitchen staff just by upping their hourly wage by a few dollars is a stroke of genius. Bravo Shuler.