US – Raising Cane’s is reporting a 2 million dollar bonus for all of their crew members nationwide this week. This is to show appreciation for work and sacrifice during the pandemic.
Of roughly 500 restaurants, 33 non-drive-thru locations temporarily closed. But Graves refused to furlough or lay off any of his 23,000 workers.
“Our mantra then was no crew member left behind,” Graves says. “I wanted the team that went into this pandemic to be the team we come out with. And so we’re going to work like heck to get through it.”
It was tough at first, Graves acknowledges. At one point, sales were down as much as 30 percent.
“That’s scary,” Graves says. “Thank God it was only 30 percent. We make small margins on very large volumes.”
The payout is intended to make-up for hours missed during the beginning of the pandemic, so the company could keep most people employed.