When 50 Austin, Texas, Chick-fil-A workers heard that their restaurant would be closed for a five-month remodeling, they may have felt a sense of dread.

But they got a huge surprise when the owner, Jeff Glover, announced that he would forego his salary and give each worker a dollar-per-hour raise during the remodeling.  

Glover, joined by one his employees, Andy Gallegos, explained why he made the generous decision to continue paying his workers even though they weren't working. 

He said that his team has great chemistry and teamwork and he "would have been a fool" to lose them before he reopened.

Gallegos said it was "pretty awesome" and made him proud to work for Chick-fil-A. Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked how Glover afforded the loss of income and how his wife reacted to the news. 

Glover said he saved money during the previous year in anticipation of the remodeling. 

He said his wife was "very much in support," explaining that having his current team of workers allows him to have more time to spend with his family. 

After the construction was completed, the restaurant became the biggest Chick-fil-A location in the Austin area.

Watch the interview above.