The burger group, which operates around 37 restaurants in London and other parts of the UK, has partnered with supermarket groups Asda and Co-op as well as Amazon and Care UK to temporarily redeploy staff to these companies, which are in need of additional staff to keep the country running during the time of Government-enforced lockdown.
To access the program, staff come off furlough and confirm their new status with Honest Burgers as unpaid leave, allowing them to be temporarily seconded.
“For some of our people, they need 100% of their earning potential, want to work to keep their mental health strong and/or just want to help companies who need it during these difficult times,” says Honest Burgers head of people Chantal Wilson.
So far, a small number of staff have chosen to engage with the programme, according to Wilson, but she anticipates this number will grow if the outbreak and containment continue for a prolonged period of time.
Before the company closed its restaurants, Honest Burgers delivered burgers to NHS workers.