Workers for Wobblys restaurant chain are preparing to move to a new location in Florida after a company called Wobblies Pizza announced last week that it was cutting 1,000 jobs.
The company says the move will allow it to hire more workers and cut costs.
“We’re thrilled to have Wobbles Pizza, one of our largest and most loyal customer base in the world, as our new employer,” the company said in a statement.
“This is a great opportunity for Wobbles Pizza to grow and create new jobs and improve our service to our loyal customers.
We’re confident in our ability to continue to provide exceptional service and quality pizza, and look forward to bringing great customers back.”
The company is hiring for the restaurant in the Tampa Bay area.
The workers will be offered severance packages and will be paid for their shifts.
Wobblings Pizza has struggled to find work in recent years.
In September 2016, the company announced a new contract with a new company called Grouper, which was formed in May 2018 and operates out of a warehouse in Tampa, Florida.
Groupers workers have been on the job since June 2016, when the company laid off 300 employees.
Wobbley’s CEO, Mark Rochford, said that Groupers had been a “good fit for our team.”
“We will be moving from the warehouse to the new GrouPers location, bringing our talented, dedicated team with us,” Rochfords statement said.
“The team we have assembled is ready to lead the GrouPers expansion into the Tampa area.”
The Grouples restaurant opened in October 2016 and has been a popular hangout for fans of the Wobbley’s franchise, which is owned by the company.
Rochworth said that he was optimistic that Goughs would be a good fit for the Tampa market, saying that “Wobbley and Gough are both family owned and operated businesses, and we have great relationships with our team in the region.”
The Tampa Bay Times reported that the company had received a permit for the new location from the city.