Answered by Tom, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on Monday, March 11, 2019
I wouldn't say they plan on hiring you, they are just interested in taking you to the next step. It is common for restaurants/bars to have paper applications, they want you to fill them out in person. It is part of their assessment process, they want to "just see you", they want to see how you interact with others, they want to see how you dress, etc. You will be one of their employees dealing with their costumers, having you fill the application out in-person is a quick and easy way for them to get an early read on you.