UNO Pizzeria & Grill announced recently that it will provide its General Managers at the restaurant level with two round-trip airline tickets to travel anywhere in the continental United States. The announcement comes after the COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges for the hospitality industry, particularly for restaurant General Managers who grappled with unprecedented obstacles, such as labor shortages, customer and employee safety, and supply chain delays. UNO’s gift of travel and leisure will serve as a way to recognize all of its General Managers’ hard work throughout the past 16+ months.
“We really wanted to acknowledge and reward our hardworking restaurant management staff for their contributions during these challenging times,” says Erik Frederick, Chief Executive Officer of UNO Pizzeria & Grill. “From working around various operational issues and staffing shortages to keeping restaurants COVID safe among the ever-changing health standards, we figured what better way to thank them but to offer them an experience-based bonus?”
General Managers must travel by the end of December and the company is encouraging employees to post pictures of their travels on its internal social media site. Other manager-level employees at the restaurant level will receive travel vouchers and additional rewards.
Taking care of and celebrating its employees’ hard work is a company priority. Earlier this year, UNO made headlines when it announced a bilingual vaccine concierge service, which assisted eligible employees in navigating the process of booking a vaccine appointment. Within only a few days of the service operating, UNO helped 87% of its employees secure an appointment. Additionally, UNO has awarded $50 vouchers to vaccinated employees and plans to continue this support as more employees are vaccinated.
After over a year of uncertainty, UNO is happy to help their employees take some rest that they deserve. Whether they use this opportunity to visit family they weren’t able to see during the pandemic or to take their kids on a fun trip after a stressful year or just get away and simply relax, UNO hopes their employees will use this time to create new, fond memories.
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