Southern California's Farmer Boys will pay an intern to eat bacon

Posted at 11:32 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 14:31:39-04

(KGTV) — A local restaurant chain is giving new meaning to "bringing home the bacon."

Farmer Boys, headquartered in Riverside, is looking for an intern, but not just any intern. One who will undertake the important role as "bacon intern" for one day.

The restaurant chain's bacon intern is the ultimate job for pork lovers, tasked with tasting Farmer Boys' bacon-topped creations and rating each delicious strip for flavor and thickness. The intern will also lend his or her expertise to Farmer Boys' bacon creations in development.

And after the day's hard work is completed, the intern will walk away with $1,000.

"At Farmer Boys, we’re firm believers in customer feedback and listening to our guests, and we felt that hiring our first ever Bacon Intern would add another layer to that philosophy and help make our food as pork-tacular as it can be," Larry Rusinko, vice president and chief marketing officer of Farmer Boys, said.

To qualify, applicants must be 18 years old or older and, of course, a lover of all things pork. The day-long internship will also be based in Southern California. All rules can be found here.

Interested applicants can start applying for the position Tuesday by posting a fun or engaging photo or video of their personal Instagram and explaining why they're the right pick. Applicants must tag @FarmerBoysFoods and use the hashtag #FarmerBoysBaconIntern in their caption. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The winning intern will be announced on Farmer Boys' Instagram page on Aug. 27.

Farmer Boys has two locations in Escondido, and another three just north in Temecula.