McDonald's Owner Pays Employees to Give Back

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When businesses close for renovations, it often results in employees being laid off.       

But a McDonald's franchise owner in Oklahoma refused to let that happen.

For the next three months, Tim Rich's McDonald's location will be closed for updates. The closure left the job status of 70 employees in limbo.

But instead of letting his workers go for three months without a paycheck, Rich said he'd continue to pay employees if they gave back to their community.

"We didn't want to lose any of them," he said. "We made the decision, we set $120,000 aside to pay employees to go volunteer in our community."

"I think it's important for us as a business to develop strategies that help  our communities," Rich continued. "I think that helps my business and it helps my community."

Employees are now spending their days giving back wherever they can, from nursing homes to crisis pregnancy centers.

And after the renovation is over, they'll be able to return to their jobs at the "golden arches."

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