Upscale Casual General Manager

Knoxville, TN 37901

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -012018-20405 Pay Rate: $65,000 - $70,000
We are seeking a General Manager for an Upscale Casual Restaurant. This Restaurant is looking for an outgoing, guest-centric General Manager who takes pride in outstanding food and service to match. As the face of the restaurant, the GM will have a large FOH presence ensuring the best dining experience in the area.

Restaurant General Manager Responsibilities:
  • Drives profitability and operational compliance- great with budgets and systems
  • Builds Team Talent- ensures only the right people are hired and developed according to the standards set
  • Drives sales through outstanding guest experiences- repeat business is essential
  • Great Communications- the ability to get the team focused and excited about the same goal
Restaurant General Manager Qualifications:
  • Must have 3 or more years of General Manager experience in an upscale atmosphere
  • Experience managing a diverse menu both food and beverage
  • Experience with high volume of at least 3 million annually
  • P & L Savvy
We Offer Our General Managers:
  • Company paid Insurance for the General Manager
  • Bi-Annual Bonus based off of controllable's
  • A fair balance of quality of life
  • A strong culture and a great atmosphere
  • Growth potential
As the General Manager, you will be the face of the restaurant. The connection with the guest as well as the staff is a major part of your responsibility. Being comfortable in the community and promoting the restaurant is also an important role in your position. Cost control along with systems and standards in each area of the restaurant will ultimately be your responsibility, while attained through the training and development of your team.



Bill Shea
Senior Recruiter & Coach

I enjoy helping people in the growth of their careers along with the challenge of finding the right candidates for our clients. This career also allows me to stay involved on the operations side of the business I love without having to run the day to day! What’s better than that?! 

  • Bill Shea started with Goodwin Recruiting in March 2017.   
  • Bill grew up in Pittsfield, MA. His first job was as a dish washer at 15 years old for Bonanza Restaurant. He was there for 18 years, eventually becoming a part-owner for four years.  
  • Bill was a District Manager with Panera for ten years with a Great Franchise The Howley Bread Group. He was very involved with NSO and was able to hire and develop managers to assist in the growth of the company from 12 locations to 28. Bill’s was the go-to district for developing General Manager’s to open new locations through four districts which has been a big help in his recruiting career.  
  • Bill and his wife moved to the Houston area from Connecticut to be near his daughter and 3 grandkids.  
  • In his spare time, Bill enjoys golf and one of his must-haves was a house on a golf course! 
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