Buehler’s Fresh Foods will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, to allow employees a day to rest and enjoy time with their families. The decision comes days after Buehler’s announced a $250,000 employee appreciation pay.

Dan Shanahan, President and CEO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods said that it’s a perfect time for a little breather for all of our dedicated employees and their families.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. The family moved the business in 1932 to Wooster, and, after four generations, grew to 13 stores serving the northeast Ohio market. In 2017, Buehler’s became an ESOP (employee stock ownership program) with the belief that selling to their own employees was the best way to assure the continuation of the innovative and creative spirit which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.