Rachel Paige
November 26, 2015 10:12 am

Right now, there’s a huge tug of war between Thanksgiving, and going out on Thanksgiving. With establishments opening earlier and earlier every year — for those coveted Black Friday deals and bargains — when a place chooses to close for the whole day, it kinda turns into a Big Deal. And it shouldn’t! Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with family and loved ones, not rush out to go somewhere else.

While we love and support all the giant shopping centers that have closed their doors until early Friday morning, one pizza place has closed their doors, too. Their reasoning closing is the usual, “It’s Thanksgiving!” and the reason as to why they’re going to reopen their doors later on in the day is simply the best.

Bada Bing! Pizzeria is closed for Thanksgiving — no pizza for anyone. But, they’ll be hanging out inside for the afternoon with friends, family, and employees for their own Thanksgiving dinner. The sign they hung on the door clearly explains that, with one incredible addition at the bottom. While they’re closed for the day, “if you are hungry and don’t have any money please come in. We will welcome you and make sure you get enough to eat.”


The post to their Facebook page with the sign has been shared almost 10 thousand times now, and Bada Bing’s owner, Jason Hague, explained to ABC News. “It’s a little overwhelming for a small town pizza [and] Thanksgiving is one of those days that you don’t want to turn anyone away.”

With their closed sign going viral, they’re not expecting way more guests than usual to show up, but they’re prepared for however many turn out. Posting to their Facebook earlier, they’ve already got a “boat-load” of donated pies.

“The game plan is not turn anyone down,” Hague said.  And even if they run out of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, they’ve got an A+ backup plan: pizza.

(Image via Facebook.)