Both McDonald’s (MCD) and Subway are looking to beef up their workforce by hiring thousands of employees over the summer.

McDonald’s announced it would hire about 260,000 workers at its 14,000 restaurants across the U.S. The announcement comes as the fast-food chain begins reopening its dining rooms through a series of safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“We are excited to welcome new employees to our McFamily, and we want candidates and their families to know we have one goal – to keep our people safe,” Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, said in a statement.

“We’ve put new minimum national standards and nearly 50 new processes in place in our restaurants as they continue to re-open safely and judiciously. Our local business owners are proud to help their communities and provide employment and educational opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people this summer.”

Applicants can apply for a position at Mc Donald’s online at or in-person or by texting “worksforme” to 36453. Job applications are also available through any Alexa or Google Assistant device.

Subway is also adding to its team with 50,000 new jobs in North America, ranging from entry-level to management positions across its restaurants.

“As our business continues to see a growing demand for our value offerings, curbside pick-up and delivery, we are happy to support such a large-scale employment opportunity to meet the demands of our guests,” Aidan Hay, vice president of Operations for North America at Subway, said in a statement.

“We've been fortunate that a majority of Subway restaurants remained open the past few months and are so appreciative to the franchise owners and their employees who have made that possible. For existing and new employees, it is important to us that each one feel valued and safe when working in our restaurants.”

Interested applicants can apply at or by visiting their local Subway restaurant.

McDonald's stock was trading at $187.32 per share at 1:31 p.m. EDT, down $2.19 from 1.16%.

Jared Fogle became Subway's spokesman in 2000 after claiming the deli sandwiches helped him lose more than 200 pounds. Photo: Getty