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By print deadlines, including the days the restaurant
was closed, Salyers had continued to pay her staff of about a
dozen employees, though not as much as they were making
before, with hours significantly scaled back. On a given
business day, two employees and Salyers are working, she
The money Salyers got from selling her red 2016
Mustang was enough to help pay the bills and pay her workers
for a couple of months, she said.
“I have very dependable, very good employees. A lot of
them have been with me since before we opened,” she said.
“I feel like it’s my duty to help them. It’s hard to find good
employees in this industry. I didn’t want to lose them.”
Since her story was featured on FOX 5, Vittles has seen
a large outpouring of support, with visitors coming from
over 20 miles away to pick up food, Salyers said.
In addition to keeping her own business running,
Salyers has been working to help others affected by the
pandemic, including feeding children in need, giving masks
to elderly customers and covering meals for healthcare
workers at Wellstar Cobb Hospital. Her son is a police
officer and her daughter is a nurse at Wellstar Kennestone
Hospital, she said.
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“Charity’s Vittles feeds Smyrna, GA Heroes and More” at
“If we’re here, and we’re not busy and we don’t have customers,
I feel like the least we can do is help these people,”
Salyers said. “If I have the food to cook, why not do that?”
The car was not new, but Salyers had purchased it in
January after years of wanting a Mustang, because that was
her very first car model, she said.
“I loved the car. It was absolutely amazing. But when
this happened, i just told myself, the car is replaceable, but
your employees are not. You’re not going to find these
employees in just anybody,” she said.