The entire staff at a Barberitos in Macon, Georgia, quit at once, leaving customers a note explaining their reasoning on the restaurant’s front entrance.
“Store is closed. Whole staff as quit do to under pay an lack of appreciation. We have worked 7 days a week for the past month and barely any time off. We are so sorry and love you all! old Barbs family, out,” the note read.
WGXA, a local station, reported signs advertising open positions, and temporary hours replaced the resignation letter.
A spokesperson told the outlet that the allegations of the seven-day work weeks were untrue.
“Unfortunately, a local restaurateur uniformly hired away six of our employees at the same time,” the spokesperson said.
According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, service industry employment dropped by around 42,000 workers in August.