Small Orange Park business owner forfeits own salary to help employees

Restaurant workers adapting

As small businesses struggle to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, a local restaurant owner is being recognized for a selfless deed.

  • Family-owned Grumpy’s Restaurant President and CEO Daniel DeLeon is forfeiting his own salary for the next two months, so he can pay his 34 employees.
  • DeLeon said Grumpy’s is taking a big hit as sales are down 80%. He said he wanted to help his employees out during these uncertain times because he said it was the right thing to do.


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