Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Old Restaurant Chains Get a Second Look from Quarantined America

Decades-old pizza and chicken-wing chains are seeing a revival thanks to confined U.S. consumers. Exhausted parents and bored 20-somethings are turning to older restaurant chains like Papa John’s International Inc. and Wingstop Inc. for delivery and takeout in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that’s forced people to stay at home.

Brands that were flagging last year are now hiring as fast as they can.

Papa John’s on Monday said it’s adding 20,000 workers who can interview and potentially even start that same day. Domino’s Pizza Inc. is hiring, too. . . . more