Snarf's Workers Canned Before Christmas Rehired

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A River North sandwich shop that fired 20 of its employees via email days before Christmas has hired the employees back.

    According to a news release from the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, the employees not only received their jobs back, they will also receive a month's pay.

    A spokesman for the Colorado-based sandwich shop chain said the 600 W. Chicago was closing because the company planned to remodel and reconcept the business.

    A few days later, the CEO and founder of the company apologized for the "insensitive and poorly planned" firings, and promised one week's back pay for the workers.

    Snarf's issued a statement Monday saying some "employees accepted reinstatement, while others chose not to."

    The sandwich shop had a soft opening on Monday and a Snarfburger will open next door in a couple of weeks.