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Area Director - Restaurant Operations

Richmond, VA 23173

Posted: 08/30/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1632 Salary: $85,000-$95,000 State/Province: VA

Job Description

We are seeking an Area Director - Restaurant Operations - Lunch/Catering/Sandwich -No Late Nights to join our team! You will be responsible for providing customers with a memorable dining experience.

Exciting, fast-casual style operations

This is an established, national brand that has operations in the local area

Local market, local travel, no overnight travel.

Span of 5 locations

Busy lunch and catering, in house-delivery


Comprehensive medical benefits and top tier compensation/bonus plan

Car allowance

Salary $85K - $95K base


We prefer fast casual style Area Director experience from reputable brands, either corporate or franchise.

If you have Area Director level experience with concepts like McAlister's. Sweetgreen, Five Guys, Qdoba or Jason's Deli then you will be aligned with the style of concept.

We will also consider multi-unit managers from full-service/bar operations especially if you are looking to exit late night/bar business.


  • Supervise and coordinate all culinary activities
  • Oversee guest services and resolve issues
  • Ensure a high quality of ingredients and food preparation
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel
  • Create and adjust staff schedules to meet restaurant needs
  • Adhere to all safety and sanitation regulations


  • Previous experience in food service or other related fields
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Restaurant P&L
  • Team development

To learn more about the Area Director role based in Richmond, Virginia please send your resume by return email.

Resumes received will be treated confidentially.

Please send your resume to tombull@geckohospitality.com


Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Bull, CPC

Tom Bull, CPC is the senior executive recruiter for Gecko Hospitality, Virginia and DC. Tom has a big background in restaurant operations with prior experience as DO for Applebee’s.

After joining Gecko in 2010 he has successfully developed an extensive client and candidate base throughout Washington DC and Virginia. Tom has received numerous awards for top performance during his career at Gecko. He receives frequent accolades from candidates and clients for his ability to fill job orders fast.

Tom’s experience in operations and recruiting provide a solid foundation allowing him to fill some of the most challenging positions, fast. He has connections at all levels within the restaurant segment from unit managers to Senior VP level operations, in addition to Executive Chefs and similar culinary roles.

Tom’s success is built on his ability to develop strong business relationships and works ethically with a high sense of urgency.

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