CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you try to visit a Mac’s Speed Shop location on Monday, August 9 you are going to be met with a closed door and empty restaurant.
All Mac’s locations in both North Carolina and South Carolina closed to give employees the day off to prevent burnout and relieve tired employees.
What You Need To Know
All Mac’s Speed Shop locations in both North and South Carolina are closed Monday, August 9
Company management is giving roughly 700 employees the day off in an effort to prevent burnout
The company says high customer demand and exhausting schedules are the main reasons for the closure
The Mac’s management team says the decision was made several weeks ago in an effort to reward employees for their hard work, give them a mental and physical break, and prevent employees from feeling over-extended.
“The biggest thing we could do was just close,” said restaurant group president Shang Skipper.
Skipper, who’s been with Mac’s Speed Shop for a year and a half, says managers on the ground were hearing repeatedly from employees they felt overextended.
“Our leadership team is out in the field, working hard and we’re listening to what our employees are saying and we’re hearing it a lot, we’re tired, we’re tired, we’re tired,” Skipper said.
The feeling was not new or unknown to Mac’s Speed Shop management. Skipper says they’ve been working for months to reward employees for their hard work and do everything they can to prevent burnout.