21 Feb '15, 5pm

World's best Burger King bosses hawk Corvette, Rolex to give workers bonus pay

Earning the coveted title of Burger King "Franchisee of the Year" doesn't just mean bragging rights — the fast food giant also lavishes the winner with some seriously big-ticket prizes. But according to Consumerist , this year's winners elected to sell their brand new Corvette and Rolex to fund a much more noble pursuit: paying bonuses to their hard-working employees. Tom Barnett and his fellow franchise owners, who own 24 BK locations across Arizona, also threw in some of their own money to gather a collective fund of $120,000. "More than 100 Burger King employees received bonuses, which ranged from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars," says Phoenix's 3TV. "The award needed to go to the people that got us here," franchise co-owner Shelly Crispin told the local news station. "It was the only right thing to do." Even just an extra few hundred dollars can make a big impa...

Full article: http://www.eater.com/2015/2/21/8081981/burger-king-franch...

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