Indiana pizza shop gives its employees all of the profits from Christmas Day

One Indiana pizza place wraps up the holiday season by giving back to all of its employees.

At Rockstar Pizza in Brownsburg, Indiana, owners Colby and Ron Mathews staff Christmas Day on a volunteer basis — but at the end of the day, whichever employees worked get to split the day's profits.

This year, seven employees staffed the pizzeria, and Colby said that each person took home more than $700 after their local community inundated the shop with orders.
Indiana pizza shop gives its employees all of the profits from Christmas Day

Colby said that she promotes the Christmas tradition on social media every year, but they've never seen a response like yesterday's.

"They make a lot more than I could ever bless them with as a bonus," she explained. "It ended up being a really good night."

She explained that she and her husband "basically donate" all the pizza supplies so that they don't take a dollar of the profits garnered on Christmas Day from the staff.

"Here at Rockstar Pizza we have a Christmas tradition. We allow the employees who want to work, to open the shop & keep 100% of the profits. It's our way of thanking them for their hard work all year long.

This year will be no different. We will be open Christmas day from 4-9. It will be carry out only. We allow the employees to set the hours & restrictions because it's all about them. History has shown that we will be incredibly busy. Please show them Grace & patience. It's the busiest 4 hour block of the entire year. Keto pizza crust is while supplies last, which won't be long.

Please help us thank the people who are the life blood of our business, by placing an order on Christmas evening." the shop posted on Facebook.

"They just take over the shop, and whatever money is made, it's divided between them," she said. "It's just a way to do more for them than we could otherwise. They worked hard, and they earned it. They earned every dollar of it, and for some of them, it's a very big deal and can make a big difference to make that amount of money in that short a time."

Colby chalked up the success of this year's Christmas sales to the growing profile of the pizzeria, which has thousands of followers on social media and has a wide, varied menu that attacts customers from all over the state.

Because of all the support from the local community who placed orders, this year's sales were the highest they have ever been.

"I can't properly convey the gratitude our employees, or we, feel. We are so thankful for the love & support you showed our employees," the shop posted on Facebook. "We look forward to serving you next Christmas."


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