FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — For the rest of the year, every penny of profit at Camporosso pizzeria will go to its 48 employees.
Owner Eric Redfield, who has focused on giving back to the community since the restaurant’s opening in 2016, said he feels responsible for ensuring his workers end a stressful, tumultuous 2020 with support from their workplace.
“It just seemed like a natural thing for us to do,” he said. “We have been extremely busy, almost inexplicably so. We felt like it was definitely the right thing to do.”
Redfield said food-service workers are among the groups hit hardest by the pandemic, which forced many restaurants to close their doors or significantly reduce their staff during the spring. He and his wife, co-owner Amy Redfield, did the same profit-sharing earlier in the year.
Now, with case numbers higher than ever, a long winter ahead and new restaurant-specific restrictions coming from state governments across the country, Redfield said it’s time to lend a hand again.
“It was really overwhelming, especially the first time,” said Camporosso worker Mikayla Snyder. “And just so generous of them. I want to be a teacher, and as of right now, that’s looking kind of crazy. It’s nice to know that I always have this place and they’ll always take me back with open arms.”