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Employees at an Indiana pizzeria took home $700 each, which was generated by the shop on Christmas Day.

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For the fifth year in a row, Rockstar Pizza employees earned a share of the profits, Rockstar Pizza owner Colby Mathews told FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone on Monday. She said 2019 was the most successful year yet for the initiative.

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When the community caught wind of Rockstar’s profit-sharing Christmas, the phone calls “got out of control,” according to Mathews.

“Sometimes these things just catch fire and it caught fire for sure,” Mathews said.

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Restaurant management allows employees to set their own hours on Christmas Day, according to Mathews, and allows them to decide if they are going to do dine-in or carry-out. Rockstar’s general manager Rob Notter said this Christmas, the plan was to do carry-out from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. with preorders starting at 3 p.m.

“Our shop us very community-focused and we give back a lot to the community,” Mathews said. “It’s sort of just what we do.”

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The restaurant plans to carry on the tradition in 2020 and expects to have “much more staff,” according to general manager Rob Notter. He said they also may add a few elements next Christmas.

“It was just nice to be recognized by the community, you know, that we work for day-in, day-out to provide a very good service,” Notter said.

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