John’s Incredible Pizza is redefining what it means to have an unforgettable dining experience. With 14 restaurants in California and one in Las Vegas, each location combines an all-you-can-eat buffet of made-from-scratch food served in themed dining spaces with rides, games and attractions—all under one roof. The company’s dedication to serving “good food with a good attitude” is reflected in the enthusiasm and can-do attitude of its employees. The company’s commitment to those employees is also reflected in the 401(k) plan it offers to eligible workers.
Retirement may be a distant goal, especially for younger workers just starting out in their careers. However, time and the power of tax-deferred compounding provide a significant advantage to retirement savers, especially when it comes to building financial security for the future. It’s a lesson that Jacob Lentz, Store Director for John’s Incredible Pizza in Buena Park, California, understands well.
“Our plan’s matching contributions are great. When I retire in 30 years, that extra money is going to help fund my plans for the future.”RENEE ACEVEDO Department Manager, John’s Incredible Pizza Company, Buena Park, CA
“From the time I started working at age 16, my parents encouraged me to set aside a part of my paycheck for retirement,” said Lentz. “That early start has helped me to make good progress toward meeting my goal of retiring at age 67 and enjoying an active, fun-filled retirement with my wife. So too has the fact that the company matches a portion of my 401(k) plan contributions. I want all of my eligible employees to also take advantage of this important benefit.”
“Mutual of America made everything easy, from rolling over prior savings into my John’s Incredible Pizza plan to selecting the right target-date fund for my needs.”JACOB LENTZ Director, John’s Incredible Pizza Company, Buena Park, CA
To encourage participation, especially among younger workers who may not be focused on retirement, John’s Incredible Pizza auto-enrolls eligible employees at 3%. “Now that I’m participating in the plan, I’m really excited to be saving,” said Mitchell Hernandez, a Supervisor at the Buena Park location. “My retirement may be 40 years away, but I want to be sure I’m ready when it comes. The online resources that Mutual of America provides are helpful. The more I explore them, the more confident I feel about my financial future.”