McDonald’s location gives $50 to anyone who comes in for interview

April 21, 2021

McDonalds is now offering the easiest way to make $50 bucks.

One of the popular fast-food chain's locations in Florida is offering interested applicants $50 just for walking through the door for an interview.

The company hopes the new incentive will encourage people to return to work, and interview for the world-famous golden arches.

The news comes as business experience labor shortages nationwide while the country begins to reopen since the coronavirus pandemic. The labor shortage as has had a significant impact on much of the food service industry.

Blake Casper, the owner of the franchise location in Tampa, Florida says he hopes the new $50 applicant promotion will entice people to getting back into the office, Business Insider reported.

Casper described the situation as "a perfect storm," as McDonald’s business is reportedly booming in the area. The outlet claims customers are flocking to the restaurants, making them busier than usual while they’re also understaffed.

"You've got a lot of people with a lot of money, and they're out there shopping," he added. "And then, on the flip side, we're scrambling for help."

A photo of a sign outside the franchise showed the recruiting technique advertised to local passers-by.

"Interviews," the sign read. "M-F 2PM."

"Get $50 for interview," the last line read.

Casper said that surprisingly, the $50 promotion has not proved to be successful so far. He said that other hiring efforts however have been successful, including referral programs, hiring bonuses and allowing people to apply via text message, according to the outlet.

Casper also plans to start raising starting wages to attract more works.

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