The store offers customers a $ 10 bill and a coupon for a free meal in exchange for each $ 10 coin deposited.
“Help prevent (Chick-fil-A) with cash,” a Chick-fil-A restaurant near Freedom University in Lynchburg, Virginia, said on a Facebook post on Saturday.
Advertising is quite limited. It will be offered from Wednesday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., while the store commented on the announcement that it hopes to offer the promotion again. Customers can receive up to 10 coupons per person.
Another Chick-fil-A location in Huntsville, Alabama, offered a similar ad last week.
However, this is not a nationwide offer, as each Chick-fil-A restaurant is individually owned and operated, the company said in a statement to CNN Business.
However, it shows how many entrepreneurs are trying to fill their cash registers with coins.
Elsewhere in the country, retailers, including Wawa and CVS (CVS) warned that customers may not be able to receive coins as an exchange if paying in cash. The Bank of Wisconsin has launched a coin purchase program to pay people for spare coins.
The Federal Reserve said the pandemic disrupted the normal flow of coins through the economy – so many people stayed at home, shop online and avoid touching physical currency – resulting in a shortage of coins.
Last week, the U.S. Mint asked Americans to help solve the problem by issuing coins or returning them to coin collection kiosks.
“The problem of coin supply can be solved by each of us playing our part,” the mint said in a statement.