One of the Chick-Fil-A franchises in Henderson, North Carolina embroiled itself in a controversy after the establishment faced a lack of staff and excessive workload. In an attempt to ease pressure on its employees, the branch tried a new approach of hiring volunteers — a plan that didn’t exactly work out.
The store posted “We are looking for volunteers for our new Drive-Thru Express! ... Earn 5 free entrees per shift (1 hr) worked.” Although the posts have been deleted, the store's manager Ryan (last name withheld) told Vice that it wasn’t a ploy to get free labor but instead, to involve the community and “let our team focus on serving the guests.”
The deal isn’t very bad, however, for those who choose to volunteer. With the entrees running between $5 and $9, the five entrees per hour deal works out to a minimum of $25 an hour, — not too shabby if you can get the job and you like Chick-Fil-A.