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Pizza Hut Open on Thanksgiving: Community Members Speak Out
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on November 29, 2013 @ 12:08AM
Created on November 28, 2013 @ 3:24PM

Restaurants are typically closed Thursday for the holiday, but this year Pizza Hut opened their doors at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Recently a manager of one of the stores in Indiana was fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving. According to CNN, they announced that they're offering him his job back.

But the former manager said he's not thinking about that. He said he's going to spend the day with his family, without pizza. He said, "I'll start looking into things tomorrow."

5 News talked to people in our community today to see what they thought about Pizza Hut being open and we got some mixed reactions.

"At my house we're going to eat turkey at five or after so Pizza Hut wouldn't interest me, but to those who maybe already eating turkey and maybe want to watch the ball game tonight, maybe they'll want something from Pizza Hut," said Tony Veltri, Taylor County Resident. 

"Employees should be home with their families first of all and I guess I don't really think of pizza as being a main staple of Thanksgiving day," said Mary Cautz, Holiday Traveler. 

"Some people want to work on Thanksgiving because they don't have any place to go themselves, maybe they get extra pay for that. Of course, there are a lot of people who don't have family to go to so they want to go out and get things. Or they might be out traveling, so they might be at a motel. It could be all kinds of issues," said Valrie Cowan, Holiday Traveler. 

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Nov 29, 2013 at 8:55 AM
This is the generation of whiners. Get over it! If a business wants to stay open, so be it. It's their business. They should be "thankful" on Thanksgiving Day that they even 'have' a job! There may come a day soon that you won't. And you won't be affording a Thanksgiving dinner!!! Ingrates!! I know lots of folks who would LOVE to have a job; stop whining. You don't like it; find a job where they don't open on Thanksgiving Day. (Am sure the complainers would 'complain' loudly if Wal-Mart, K-mart, and all those other stores stopped Black Friday sales!! Right? How about all gas stations close too. Sure they'd complain about that too. You cannot please this whining generation.
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