Pizza Hut has released a statement on its web site and via social media concerning a franchisee who allegedly fired an employee for refusing to open on Thanksgiving Day. The manager of an Elkhart, Indiana store, Tony Rohr, says Thanksgiving and Christmas are historically the only two days the company is closed and he was let go of his 10-year position with the company when he said he would not work the holiday, nor make the other store employees work. Store officials claim he quit.
In its public statement, the company calls the event –– which received attention by both the media and consumers –– an “unfortunate situation” and said corporate officials have asked the franchisee to reinstate Rohr in his position. Rohr told CNN he has not yet decided if he will accept.
June 12, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
Representatives from Guinness World Records were on hand to certify USA’s longest pizza record attempt at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on June 10th, 2017. The finished pizza stretched 6,333 feet. That is nearly 1.2 miles long. The previous record of 6,082 feet was made in Naples, Italy in 2016. A team of pizza… Read More ›
June 8, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
Attend the premier event for pizzeria operators and Italian restaurateurs who are looking to source ingredients, equipment and supplies. Registration is now open for Pizza & Pasta Northeast, the largest pizza and pasta conference and tradeshow on the East Coast. The first-ever Pizza & Pasta Northeast will feature more than 200 booths of products and… Read More ›
June 6, 2017 | Press Releases
Celebrations, Giveaways and Family-friendly activities Throughout Weekend Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Fredericksburg, VA – The Church Restaurant Group, LLC announced today the opening of the first Malawi’s Pizza – Pizza with a Purpose® franchise on the eastern seaboard with grand opening celebrations beginning Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25, 2017. The fast-casual gourmet… Read More ›