Pizza Hut Manager Who Was Fired for Closing on Thanksgiving Gets Job Back

Manager refuses to open his store on the holiday

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After a Pizza Hut manager in Indiana announced that he had been fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving day, Pizza Hut offered him his job back.

Tony Rohr has worked at the franchise in Elkhart, Indiana, for more than 10 years. He says that when he objected to opening on the holiday, he was told to write a letter of resignation, CNN reports.¬†“Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they’re closed in the whole year,” Rohr said. “And they’re the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off to spend with their families.”

Rohr wrote a letter explaining why the store should close and, he says, was fired shortly thereafter. The local Pizza Hut franchise says that he quit but that they have agreed to hire him back.

“We fully respect an employee’s right to not work on a holiday, which is why the vast majority of Pizza Huts in America are closed on Thanksgiving,” the corporate office¬†said in a statement. “As a result, we strongly recommended that the local franchisee reinstate the store manager and they have agreed. We look forward to them welcoming Tony back to the team.”

Rohr has not said whether he will take the job back.