Chick-fil-A workers are delivering food to customers in their vehicles at the drive window after the restaurant closed its interior in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on March 20, 2020 in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
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Two Chick-fil-A locations are getting creative to combat coin shortages in restaurants as they offer free food in exchange for $ 1
Restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama and Lynchburg, Virginia, have announced a special offer to introduce $ 10 in a roll shift and set a limit of 10 merchant entries per customer.
The Huntsville site recently posted on Facebook that it now has enough coins to last for the next few weeks, but may need another day to deposit coins soon.
“We can’t say that enough, but we have the absolute best customers,” the publication said. “Because of all of you, we were able to get enough coins to last us a few weeks.”
Lynchburg Chick-fil-A announced online that there will be a similar offer on Wednesday from 9 am to 11 am and from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The Huntsville location indicated a free sandwich card, while Lynchburg Restaurant’s post office listed a number of options. Lynchburg participants will receive a voucher for a free fried or grilled chicken sandwich or eight chicken nuggets.
Both seats will give participants $ 10 in the bills and card, which means that the food is free as a result of participating in the offer.
Chick-fil-A did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
Both places attribute the need to change the national coin deficit, which is associated with less money flowing through the economy as a result of the coronavirus-related closure, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in June. The imposition of a state-of-the-art business has caused a slowdown in the rate at which physical and cash are exchanged, as many online payment systems have been used.
The U.S. Mint, which produces coins, in a statement last week asked the U.S. public to start spending or depositing its coins to help maintain delivery.