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This page is set up to give you the latest information on what’s happening in the hiring market right now, as well as the trends restaurants, are facing when it comes to hiring. We have compiled the latest stats, arming you with all the data you need to make informed decisions when looking at your hiring plan.
Customers have surged back to Quick Service Restaurants, but are seeing more closed doors, “help wanted” signs, and employee strikes than ever before. Employees deemed “essential” at the height of the pandemic have grown tired of poor treatment and have joined “The Great Reassessment” in mass. With the QSR industry already battling turnover rates of up to 150%, now is the perfect time for employers to provide better benefits and more flexibility to potential and current employees. This not only increases hiring efforts, but also creates a healthier, stronger, and more engaged workforce in 2022 and beyond.
No matter where you live, you can expect to see a fast food restaurant in the general vicinity of your location. When people think of fast food, hamburgers are the first thing that usually come to mind. On any given day in America, it’s estimated that 36.6% or 84.4 million adults consume some kind of fast food. Here’s how the segments break down:
increase in weeknight online pickup and delivery orders
increase in weekday online lunch orders
decrease in late-night orders, but dinner orders are up 3%
“The spirit of what we’ve learned in COVID is we’ve gotten far with our team by doing as best as we can and treating folks right...”
83% of Americans want access to their paychecks on-demand
Restaurants can offer a range of employee benefits to stay competitive—flexible hours and scheduling, increased pay, vaccination incentives, employee discounts and training, to name a few.
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