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Area Papa Johns suddenly close their doors
TROY -- When Albert Manwaring woke up Saturday morning, he woke up without a job. The father of two is the assistant store manager at the Papa Johns on Hoosick Street, one of the area locations that suddenly shut down today.
"There was no other notification given as to any reason why or anything," he tells us.
Both Albert and his wife worked at Papa Johns, it was their sole source of income. They found out through a phone call telling them as of five Saturday morning all stores would be shut down.
"what do you do when you just get up one morning and you get the phone call saying ok you have no employment and it's not because you did anything wrong but because we're closing all their stores."
With two kids and a new school year right around the corner, this family is left scrambling to make ends meet.
"we don't know what we're going to do, the first of the month is coming up, i mean i have the rent but what happens after that," he says.
The Papa Johns in Rotterdam just opened their doors and already crews were out today clearing out the store. We're told they will not re-open and the manager remained tight lipped as to why.
For Albert and his family, they say they had no warning and want answers.
"the district manager brought our paychecks yesterday and he didn't say anything to anybody."
We've learned the Papa Johns on New Scotland Avenue in Albany is still open. They are under different ownership. A Papa John's spokesperson tells us the franchise owner declared Friday was the last day of operations because it was too tough of an area for competition and they were not making enough in profits, but no word as to why all employees were not notified in advance.
We've reached out to the district manager , but he has yet to return our phone calls.
When we approached the store manager in Rotterdam, he said "no comment."