Popeye’s offers job back to pregnant woman fired for not reimbursing cash stolen in armed robbery

A pregnant Popeye’s manager has been offered her job back, only after her story about the fast food chain demanding she pay back $400 stolen in an armed robbery went viral.


Marissa Holcomb, who is a mother of three with a fourth child on the way, had a meeting with Z & H Foods owner Amin Dhanani on Wednesday, a day after our original story aired of her firing.

“He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again,” she said.

The surveillance video shows the suspect holding a gun with a beanie over his face forcing all the employees to the floor, then turning his attention to Holcomb.

“By the back of my shirt, he pulled me up and he pushed me to the front,” she said.

“He told me to give him everything out of my safe.”

But Holcomb could only open the registers.

After the robbery, Holcomb claimed one of her managers threatened that if she didn’t pay the money that was stolen back, she would lose her job.

“I don’t think it’s right because now I’m struggling for my family because what I had to do to keep my life,” she said.

Popeye’s released addressed the recent reversal in this statement:

“We deeply regret the way this matter was handled. We are committed to continuing to work with Ms. Holcomb, and we apologize to her, our employees, the public and other franchise operators of the Popeyes system. We have let them down and are committed to do better.”

Watch KHOU’s report on the story in the video below:

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