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&pizza partners with Lyft for discounted late-night rides for employees

The pizza concept is testing “Lyft for Late Nights” rides on Friday and Saturday nights at select units.
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Washington, D.C.-based chain &pizza has partnered with the Lyft ride-hailing app to offer discounted rides for late-night workers, the companies announced Wednesday.

The “Lyft for Late Nights” program, which is currently in a three-month test phase, offers $4.50 rides to eligible employees who travel to and from &pizza on Friday and Saturday nights between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

The program is billed as the first flat-fare ride-hailing program for late-night workers in Washington, D.C.

Lyft for Late Nights is being tested at seven of &pizza’s more than 35 locations.

“Since day one, it has always been important to me that we show and not just tell our team members, who we call our Tribe, that we care about them,” Andy Hooper, &pizza president and COO, said in a statement. “We are excited to give our hard-working Tribe members an affordable and reliable transportation option from work to their homes.”

The employee benefit is one of the latest perks operators are offering restaurant employees amid a tight labor market. Recent creative benefits have included an independent operator providing rent assistance to employees and Chipotle Mexican Grill adding debt-free tuition to its list of employee benefits.

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