One national fast food chain is putting their corporate office employees to work in restaurants amid the ongoing worker shortage.

Raising Cane’s co-CEO and COO AJ Kumaran told TODAY Food that on a business call last week, he had mentioned they were “struggling to have meaningful crew members” in the field.

“Our business is very, very busy and we need more people,” he said he told folks on the call. “It’s very tough. So, before I knew it my phone started blowing up with people asking, ‘How can we help?”

Kumaran said everyone — even at the corporate

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White Castle will test Flippy at a White Castle restaurant this fall.

Courtesy of White Castle

  • White Castle announced on Tuesday that it plans to test a cooking robot named Flippy in the kitchen of at least one White Castle this fall.
  • Flippy is built by Miso Robotics, and can fry food, flip burgers, and more. It’s already used in stadiums, venues, and restaurants like the Dodger Stadium.
  • The White Castle and Miso collaboration has been in the works for a year, but the pandemic sped up the fast-food chain’s push for automation due to delivery demand and a move
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