The store offers customers a $ 10 bill and a free coupon in exchange for every $ 10 coin they bring.
“Help prevent (Chick-fil-A) non-cash,” commented Chick-fil-A, located near Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Facebook.
The action is quite limited. It is being offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, although the store said in a comment to the message that it expects to offer the promotion again. Customers can receive up to 10 coupons per person.
Another Chick-fil-A firm in Huntsville, Alabama, offered a similar promotion last week.
However, this is not a nationwide proposal, as each Chick-fil-A restaurant is individually owned and operated, the company said in a statement to CNN Business.
And yet this is a sign of how many companies are trying to fill their coffers with coins.
In other regions of the country, retailers, including Wawa and CVS (CVS) warned that customers may not be able to receive coins as a change if they pay in cash. The Bank of Wisconsin has launched a coin return program to pay people for their spare coins.
The Federal Reserve said the pandemic disrupted the normal flow of coins through the economy – so many people stay home, shop online and avoid touching physical currency – causing a shortage of coins.
Last week, the U.S. Mint asked Americans to help resolve the issue by spending their coins or returning them to coin collection kiosks.
“The problem of supplying coins can be solved when each of us fulfills his role,” the Mint said.