A Chick-fil-A in Virginia has an intriguing new offer for people — bring them some coins and you’ll get some food.

What’s going on?

  • A Chick-fil-A is offering guests a entree voucher for $10 in rolled coins. You could argue your entree costs $10 anyway so this might not be a huge deal. But it definitely will inspire you to search your couch for lost coins.
  • The special deal runs from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. each day.
  • The store will host the promotion until the store receives enough coins.
  • Customers can only bring in coins 10 times at maximum.

However ...

  • According to USA Today, Chick-fil-A said the promotion does not apply to every store in the country.
  • “Due to the decrease in coin circulation nationwide, some restaurants may choose to offer incentives like this one to ensure they maintain enough coins to provide guests proper change, should they choose to pay with cash,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement to USA Today.

Coin shortage?

  • A coin shortage has hit the United States because less change is being circulated due to the coronavirus pandemic..
  • “The Federal Reserve is experiencing a significant coin shortage across the U.S., resulting from fewer coins being exchanged and spent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many retailers and businesses, we are adjusting to the temporary shortage in several ways,” Aubriana Martindale, a spokesperson for Smith’s grocery stores, told the Deseret News.