This Restaurant Owner Paid Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Devastating Fire


Some 40 employees were suddenly out of a job after the Culver’s restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin, burned down last November, but franchisee Bruce Kroll decided to do what he says was the “right thing,” thus becoming the source of today’s heartwarming story: Kroll chose to pay his workers for the duration of the six months it took to get his Culver’s back up and running, asking them only to do some volunteer work on the side. While insurance covered the first couple of months, Knoll paid the employees out of his pocket the final four, or a total of about $144,000. As of June 16, the restaurant’s back open, and, in a rare occurrence for any fast-food establishment, its workers are beaming.

Culver’s owner pays $144K to employees out of pocket [Channel 3000]