General Manager - Fast-casual Restaurant

Chicago, IL 60603

Company Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -052019-36446 Salary: $48,000 - $55,000 Experience Level: Mid or Senior Level / General Managers Job Function: Operations
General Manager: Fast Casual Restaurant

Fast Casual concept is seeking an experienced General Manager level candidate. This concept offers solid growth, better hours, and greater potential. All served in a culture that understands you have to have a life and need the time to enjoy it.


JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be responsible for exceptional food service, customer service, and operations by managing all dining room, kitchen, and catering functions, while directing and motivating your team to provide customer service that elicits genuine smiles. Find some balance between your life and exciting career in food service, and join the nation's leading fast casual concept.

General Manager Requirements:
  • Must have at least two years' General Manager or AGM experience in the fast-casual segment with strong BOH management experience
  • Must have high-volume food production management - no low-volume independents
  • Polish, energy, and a true passion for hospitality is required
  • Experience developing large teams in high-volume environments
  • 5 years' experience in fast casual concepts
  • Solid progression and tenure
General Manager Benefits:
  • Base compensation of $48,000 to $55,000, depending on background
  • Monthly bonus potential
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, plus a 401(k) plan
  • Dependent and healthcare spending accounts
  • Flexible work hours and great working conditions - no late nights and no liquor, steam tables, or deep fryers
  • Meal discounts, paid vacation, tuition assistance, and health club reimbursement
  • An extensive training program, plus on-going development opportunities
  • Managing Partner program for our exceptional performers
  • Rapid growth and career advancement opportunities
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

Jim Newcomb
Senior Recruiter & Coach

I love recruiting because I get to help others achieve their goals, and I find that very rewarding.  

  • Jim Newcomb joined Goodwin Recruiting in 2013.    
  • Jim is a second-generation Southern California native. Though his family comes from an equestrian background, Jim chose a professional path that led him to the hospitality industry.  
  • Jim studied Architecture and Communications.  
  • Jim owned an inn and vacation rental business and art gallery. He ran all three from the gallery in a small mountain town in Southern California.    
  • Jim is very active with Non-profit Arts Organizations.   
  • In his free time, Jim enjoys working on new projects and being creative – usually work-related. He has published an e-book called, “Ending the Job Search” that he shares, both, with candidates and as a LinkedIn Advisor. It’s a compilation of tips and advice from a recruiter’s perspective.  
  • In his private life, Jim’s spouse and four dogs keep him very active. The dogs eat a raw diet that is prepared from scratch. They all enjoy going on long, daily hiking trips and traveling together.    
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