Florida Bistro Shuts Down, Workers Notified Via Text

Restaurant employees say the owner messaged them to tell them about the loss of their jobs.
1:23 | 07/15/13

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After almost two years of working -- -- cheese Italian Easter Island -- park Jodi Jackson says she found out she'd be jobless via text message. On the fourth of July I think it's immoral. I think com. It's -- us. The tax message from the restaurant's owner said I'm fortunately need to inform you that I've been forced to close argued she's affected immediately. -- says she and more than a dozen other employees got the same message and they are all -- their final paychecks and I think we all deserve. Our compensation for our money that he's already made from us even customers say -- -- -- -- -- our colony told us she -- a Groupon for Margie she's that's now useless. Now on the and a -- -- get my money back from that. It. -- -- -- I called the owner of argued cheese Gregory Kennedy -- -- -- -- Mandelson hammer reporter with channel nine news. After several attempts to reach Kennedy he finally got back to -- the same way he contacted his -- via text. He said unfortunately businesses are forced to close across Orlando every day especially in the restaurant sector. He added I am working to resolve issues including final paychecks as quickly as possible there's so many lives. You know and -- this effect. -- Mandelson channel nine Eyewitness News.

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