Wayback Burgers lures potential workers with fries

Connecticut-based Wayback Burgers will be dangling free fries in front of job applicants next week, providing another example of how restaurants are pulling out all the stops to hire employees.

Wayback Burgers is offering all those who apply and interview with the chain a coupon for a free regular side of Wayback’s fries, a news release said.

The brand’s “Apply For Fries” event takes place nationally June 8 and June 9, with a goal of hiring 5,000 employees in a variety of open positions across its 135 U.S. locations. To be eligible for the free regular fry coupon, candidates must submit applications in person or online at WaybackBurgers.com/Careers on the aforementioned days. They then have 30 days to schedule an interview and upon completing their interview they will receive their coupon.

“Realizing that the hiring game is a competitive marketplace, we at Wayback Burgers wanted to entice our applicants in a way that gives them a true taste of our brand,” Wayback Burgers President Patrick Conlin said in the release. “We are looking forward to a successful hiring event and welcoming new talent to our growing Wayback family.”

Wayback Burgers has locations in 31 states.