Heinz gives employees Monday after the Super Bowl off, calls for US to do the same

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NEW YORK — The day after the Super Bowl is hard for many people who stay up late watching the big game with friends and family — especially for those of us living by Eastern Standard Time.

Getting back to work on Feb. 6 won't be so hard for Kraft Heinz employees, however, because they get Monday off, the company announced.

Heinz broke the good news to their employees in their "Smunday" campaign video. The video asks Americans to get behind the idea to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a holiday.

Heinz has created a petition online to make "Smunday" a national holiday.

In their YouTube announcement the brand says the country loses on average $1 billion as productivity declines the Monday after the Super Bowl.

The company also says if they get 100,000 signatures on their petition they will send it to Congress.