To support local communities, Papa John’s is enacting same-day starts at some of its locations.
In order to deal with delivery orders and take-away, Papa John’s announced it would be hiring 20,000 new members of staff immediately. In some restaurant locations, this means that jobseekers can apply today and start working the same day.
“For anyone looking for immediate ways to earn an income, we’re making it quick and simple to apply, interview and be hired at Papa John’s,” said Marvin Boakye, Papa John’s chief people and diversity officer. “We want to add talented team members to our Papa John’s family across the country to deliver food safely to our customers’ doorsteps. We are in the unique position – as a restaurant that specializes in delivery and carryout – to help our communities through this crisis.”
Like several other restaurant franchises operating during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Papa John’s is offering no contact delivery, which provides a limited interaction food drop-off for customers who are practising self-isolation.
Speaking with Yahoo! finance, Papa John’s’ CEO Rob Lynch said of the current situation: “I do think these are unique times, and it provides a lot of companies the opportunity to come together to really help the communities in which we live and serve.
“The industry is changing dramatically right now, where a lot of my peers that run dine-in restaurants are being asked to close their dining rooms and I feel really bad for them from a business standpoint. But from a community standpoint I feel it’s our responsibility that has more of a delivery model to pick up the slack and make sure the communities we live and work in have the food they need to get through this situation.”