Chick-fil-A Is Asking for “Volunteers” to Help During Busy Times . . . in Exchange for Chicken Sandwiches?

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—

 Have you ever heard someone joke about loving a place so much they’d work there for FREE?  Well, Chick-fil-A is putting that to the test.

A location in North Carolina posted an ad on Facebook, asking for “volunteers” who’d be willing to help out during their busy times.  They wouldn’t be paid . . . but instead, they’d get “five free entrees per one-hour shift.”

Their chicken sandwiches are around $4 each . . . so it translates to about $20 . . . which isn’t terrible.  But it ignited backlash online, because it sounds like they’re looking for “free” labor, and the company’s owners are worth around $14 billion.

The post has been deleted . . . and Chick-fil-A corporate hasn’t commented.  It sounds like it’s a local franchise, so someone there probably just thought it would be a “fun” stunt . . . and didn’t think through all the ramifications.

The local manager “Ryan” defended the post, saying that the community had a “desire” to be a part of Chick-fil-A, and this was “designed to be an opportunity for that.”  (If that’s the case, why not just post a proper job?)

He added that “multiple people” volunteered, so everyone can chill out.

(Vice)