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One way to get employees in this labor market

How one Chick-fil-A operator is getting and keeping employees


Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.

Today, we’re talking about one Chick-fil-A operator's response to the labor market.

A Chick-fil-A operator in Miami recently got 429 applications for a job within a week of posting. The secret? A three-day work week.

Justin Lindsey started a three-day workweek in February 2022, leading to some skepticism among restaurant leaders.

All 18 managers had to be on board before Lindsey would start the program. He divided them into two “pods.” The pods essentially work three days of 13-14 hour shifts, then have four days off, with one seven-day stretch per month where they are off consecutively.

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