Tony Rohr has worked at the franchise in Elkhart, Indiana, for more than 10 years.
When he refused to open on Thanksgiving Day this year, he says, he was told to write a letter of resignation.
Instead, he wrote one explaining why the store should remain closed.
"I said why can’t we be the company that stands up and says we care about your employees and you can have the day off," Rohr told CNN affiliate WSBT on Wednesday. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they’re closed in the whole year. And they’re the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off to spend with their families.”
Best part: The restaurant where he works is owned by a franchisee, and the Pizza Hut corporate office sided with him, not the franchisee. This guy deserves all the accolades.
8:06 // 3 months ago