Chicago Sandwich Shop Owner Really Sorry for Firing Staff Just Before Christmas

Reconcepting soon.

The founder and chief executive of the Snarf's chain says he's "deeply sorry" for the way workers were let go in advance of the location's "reconcepting" — that is to say, via e-mail with tone-deaf bullet points, and giving just one day's notice, right before Christmas. "We recognize now we acted rashly," Jim Siedel said in a statement. No one will get their job back, but workers will get one week's pay in a begrudging show of "holiday spirit," and perhaps as an attempt to stave off future protests. [NBC, Earlier]