Here's a great Forbes profile on Ally and Scott Svenson, founders of MOD Pizza, a Fair Chance Coalition supporter. The company has a broader view than one might typically encounter on who can make a good restaurant employee:
You’ll meet other employees in various roles who don’t fit the glossy, stereotypical idea of a worker in a fast-paced high-volume restaurant setting, due to physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities or a background that includes prison time or substance abuse.
Ally Svenson talks about a particular second-chance employee who, instead of watching a homeless man dig through a MOD Pizza's trash can, offered to make the homeless man a pizza. A customer was impressed by the second-chance employee's goodwill, left a $20 tip, and the second-chance employee put the $20 on a gift card for the homeless man. Ally says this about the second-chance employee:
"She now looks at the world through a lens that she didn't have before. Her outlook today has been shaped by being given a job opportunity with people who have her back, with coworkers who make her feel that "We’ve got you. We're taking care of you. We're here to help." We encourage people, to do what they can to help, whether it's helping a fellow Mod Squadder or a customer. Using the business to do this is its true and proper purpose.”