Fast Food Chain Decides To Hire Senior Citizens Instead Of Teenagers


Fast food restaurants generally hire teenagers to work at them, which is why it came as a big surprise when a new trend started in which chains are hiring senior citizens instead!

A new report stated that a growing number of businesses are choosing to forego hiring teenagers and instead hiring more experienced senior citizens.

Businesses have started recruiting workers at places like senior centers, churches, and the AARP. Experts say that this is partly due to the labor shortage, which means that there are more jobs than people.

“You’ve got an environment where, really, the economy is strong,” explained BTIG analyst Peter Sales. “People are trading up into better jobs. There aren’t as many employees or capable employees to do the jobs these companies need.”

Pita Pit in Colorado Springs, Colorado is one restaurant that has been hiring senior citizens. Angela Hayes, a district manager for the Pita Pit, urged others to “hire those senior citizens…they know their stuff.”

Fast food restaurants generally hire teenagers to work at them, which is why it came as a big surprise when a new trend started in which chains are hiring senior citizens instead!

A new report stated that a growing number of businesses are choosing to forego hiring teenagers and instead hiring more experienced senior citizens.

Businesses have started recruiting workers at places like senior centers, churches, and the AARP. Experts say that this is partly due to the labor shortage, which means that there are more jobs than people.

“You’ve got an environment where, really, the economy is strong,” explained BTIG analyst Peter Sales. “People are trading up into better jobs. There aren’t as many employees or capable employees to do the jobs these companies need.”

Pita Pit in Colorado Springs, Colorado is one restaurant that has been hiring senior citizens. Angela Hayes, a district manager for the Pita Pit, urged others to “hire those senior citizens…they know their stuff.”

“There’s nothing wrong with kids, but it just seems that nowadays, the whole millennial thing, there’s very few of them that have good work ethics,” she said. “Honestly, I try not to really hire teenagers…You’ve always got to have an open mind because there are some good ones out there, but for the most part I try not to.”

Angela went on to say that June Cove Boyd is one of her most beloved senior employees.

“Customers lovesr her,” Angela said. “It’s just better to get older people with more experience. They’re on time, they’re friendlier, and they’re not on their cellphone all the time.”

Find out more about this new trend in the video below!


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