Many fast-food chains are struggling to hire enough people to keep going as states loosen coronavirus restrictions.
Taco Bell, for example, is looking to hire at least 5,000 employees in one day on April 21 during parking lot interviews at their restaurants around the country.
“Total nightmare” is the way FAT Brands Inc CEO Andy Widerhorn describes the staffing situation for his restaurants which includes Johnny Rockets. Widerhorn said,
“The most recent stimulus check and unemployment benefits have been a catalyst for people to stay at home instead of looking for work.”
Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Johnny Rockets are struggling to find enough workers to fill thousands of positions as US economy re-opens
Taco Bell is holding spot interviews in parking lots on April 21 to fill thousands of open roles. McDonald’s has said a labor shortage may keep some stores from opening their dining rooms this year. The US restaurant industry was short 1.2 million employees in March from the same time last year.