Restaurant seeks ‘bacon intern,’ pay is $1,000 for 1 day of work
Hello, dream job!
Bacon lovers your wait is over — your day of service has arrived.
Farmer Boys, a West Coast restaurant chain, has posted a job opening for a “bacon intern.” That’s right, pork pals: Bacon as a career.
OK, so maybe not a career. It’s an internship. And it’s only one day of work.
But, oh what a day that would be, right?
The job duties “include one day of pigging out on Farmer Boys’ signature bacon-topped items … as well as rating each strip of bacon for flavor and thickness.”
The better news? (Wait — there’s better news than eating bacon all day?) After your shift is over, the bacon intern will walk away with $1,000.
“At Farmer Boys, we’re firm believers in customer feedback and listening to our guests, and we felt that hiring our first ever Bacon Intern would add another layer to that philosophy and help make our food as pork-tacular as it can be,” Larry Rusinko, a Farmer Boys vice president and its chief marketing officer, said in the post. “In addition to taste-testing some of our most popular existing menu items, we also plan to have the Bacon Intern try some of the exciting items we’re currently developing.”
Applications are being accepted through Aug. 20. Farmer Boys is asking applicants — who must be 18 — to submit an “engaging photo or video on their personal Instagram account explaining why they would be the best Bacon Intern.” You have to tag @FarmerBoysFoods in your post and use #FarmerBoysBaconIntern in the caption.
The winner will be announced on Farmer Boys’ Instagram account on Aug. 27.
The one cavat for Western Pennsylvanians: The job is in Southern California and applicants must be willing to commute.
Farmer Boys, a fast casual restaurant, was founded in 1981. It has 92 restaurants in California and Nevada.
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .