Philadelphia restaurant owner, Saudia Shuler’s drive-thru order recently went viral after she offered two McDonald’s employees higher paying jobs on the spot. The Country Cookin’ owner took to her Instagram to share how she snagged her new employees.
Increasing the country’s minimum wage has been a controversial topic over the years and many companies have stepped up to the plate to provide employees with an appropriate wage. Last year Amazon increased its minimum wage to $15 and the New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted in a new policy to set Uber and Lyft drivers’ minimum wage to $17.22 per hour.
Although industry giants have made efforts to increase employee pay, it seems McDonald’s still lags behind.
Shuler asked her soon-to-be employee her current wage in which she responded $8.25 per hour.
The two McDonald’s employees immediately walked out and accepted Shuler’s $12 an hour offer.
Shuler didn’t stop with her two new hires. She announced on Instagram that Country Cookin’ has now hired 11 new employees.
Congratulations to all the new Country Cookin’ employees on their pay raise.