CENTERVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Employees at Iggy’s Sports Grill in Centerville want answers. They showed up to work on Wednesday to locked doors and a sign that read “The Centerville Iggy’s is Closed. Thank you for your support.”
“I had no idea. I don’t know what to think of it. I did not see that coming at all,” Julie Cook told ABC4 News.
Cook waited tables at Iggy’s for one month.
She says there was no prior mention that the business was going to close. Her co-workers found out Wednesday when they showed up for their scheduled shift.
Cook works two jobs. She says the manager at her other place of business is the one who told her Iggy’s was closed.
“I thought he was kidding. I thought it was a joke. He sent me a picture of the closed sign outside of Iggy’s and I still didn’t believe him. I was like, no, there’s no way.”
“I wouldn’t have a second job if I didn’t need it, so that’s going to be kind of hard. But there’s nothing I can do. It’s upsetting how it happened,” Cook added.
Utah businesses are not required to give their employees any notice that they’re going to shut down.
“This is our life. Some of us have children and that’s our income. It’s hard to kind of be left in the dark.”
ABC4’s Brittany Johnson reached out to the restaurant’s corporate office through email and phone calls. The spokesperson never returned the request for comment.
If you’re an Iggy’s employee and do not receive your wages earned, call the Utah Labor Commission at (801) 530-6800 and file a claim.