In Germany, McDonald’s and Aldi have formed an unusual partnership and are sharing their staff. Workers from the burger chain who have been affected by closings and restricted operations can be redeployed in Aldi stores on a temporary basis and can return to McDonald’s after the assignment.
In a joint press release, Nicolas de Lope, spokesman for the board of Aldi Nord, said, “Special times require special solutions. This form of cooperation has so far been unique for Aldi. We are convinced that we can overcome this crisis with unconventional solutions and strong cohesion.”