Pizza Hut offers to rehire manager who refused to open on holiday




 
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November 29th, 2013  
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Topic: Pizza Hut offers to rehire manager who refused to open on holiday


franchise in Indiana is mulling over a rehire offer from the worldwide pizza chain after he was fired for refusing to open the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Tony Rohr, 28, said he was told to write a letter of resignation after deciding to give his employees at the Elkhart, Indiana, store the holiday off. He told South Bend, Indiana, station WSBT-TV that he instead wrote a letter explaining why the store, part of Yum Brands Inc, should be closed, and then he was fired. Pizza Hut's corporate office said in a statement it "strongly recommended that the local franchisee reinstate the store manager, and they have agreed." Although the choice to open on a holiday is made at the local level, most U.S. franchise locations are closed on Thanksgiving, it said.




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