Chicken Republic has reacted to reports that the two security guards who were dancing while on duty in one of their outlets were sacked.
Recall that viral reports alleged that the two young guards in a video that went viral a few days ago displaying amazing steps as they joyfully opened the door for customers who came into the restaurant in Aba, were relieved of their duty.
The boys who have been tagged ‘happy boys’ by netizens also claimed that the company asked them to go without paying them their outstanding salary.
Reacting to this, in an official statement, Chicken republic claimed that the boys were not sacked, but sent out to undergo retraining.
Chicken Republic added that encouraged all their staff to have fun at work.
The statement reads,
“We’d like to thank our loyal followers and customers for the feedback received on the various social media threads.
As a company, Chicken Republic encourages all staff to have fun at work, and this is evident in the multiple songs, dances and “Nice, Nice!” chants that you will often hear in our stores, whilst you are patronizing them.
It is disappointing that some people may have the impression that Chicken Republic fired these security guards for dancing in our stores, this is not true, and hence we need to set the record straight.
We take the safety and security of our customers, staff, and assets very seriously and as such, we outsource our security to various private security companies that specialize in these services.
The two security guards in the video work for such a private security company.
When the management of the private security company saw the two security guards dancing in the video, they had concerns that the security officers, whilst dancing, were not necessarily conducting their duties responsibly and as such, were probably not fully focused on their core responsibility, which is, your safety and your security.”
There are always multiple sides to every story, and as a company we have taken your feedback very seriously.
We have followed up with the security company, and they have assured us that the security guards have not been fired, have been paid their dues and have been offered some retraining.
We value your opinions and have heard you! We can assure you that we are in close communication with the security company and will ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.”