Pizza Hut manager fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving

Pizza Hut manager fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving A Pizza Hut franchise in Elkhart, Indiana, fired Tony Rohr who has worked with the store for more than 10 years for refusing to open on Thanksgiving.

Tony says, he was told to write a letter of resignation shortly after he refused to open on Thanksgiving.

He said, "I accept that the refusal to comply with this greedy, immoral request means the end of my tenure with this company," he says he wrote. "I hope you realize that it is the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible."

The local franchise though maintains that he was not fired, but he quit. Pizza Hut's corporate office said in a statement, "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."

"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."

Pizza Hut is owned by Yum! Brands, which also owns Taco Bell and KFC.

Till late Wednesday it was not known though, if Rohr accepted the company's offer.