BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) – To show a commitment to employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Raising Cane’s announced that the food chain has distributed $2 million to workers systemwide, and is set to hire 5,000 new crew-members.
The $2 million is intended to make-up for hours that each worker agreed to give-up at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This systemwide sacrifice allowed all employees to stay employed. According to Raising Cane’s Founder & Co-CEO Todd Graves and Co-CEO & COO AJ Kumaran have taken no salary as part of their commitment to not lay-off a single employee.
“It’s really special to see all of our Crew come together, showing solidarity for each other. Their hard work and dedication to keep our restaurants open and safe, helped ensure our sales would come back strong,” Raising Cane’s Founder and Co-CEO Todd Graves said. “Not only are sales strong, but they continue to grow and this is just one way we can make it right for them. Our Crewmembers truly embodied the idea that we’re all in this together.”
Raising Cane’s is hiring 5,000 new employees this week to help support existing restaurants all across the network.
“Raising Cane’s culture is built on serving our Communities – it’s the foundation of who we are and what we believe in,” Raising Cane’s Co-CEO & COO AJ Kumaran said. “Part of that commitment is providing good jobs, and we wouldn’t be able to do that without our continued success and growth. It’s a testament to our legions of loyal ‘Caniacs’ and our unrelenting focus on doing what’s right for our Crew, Customers and Communities.”