Restaurant Corporate Franchise Trainer

Birmingham, AL 35203 US

Posted: 11/27/2018 Job Category: Restaurant Division (Restaurants) Job ID: 43BO9999x Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 + Benefits and Bonus

Restaurant Franchise Trainer - Southeast
Expanding Concept - Fast Casual

Nearly 25 years ago we started out as a food cart based on necessity. Because of our popularity, we started expanding and now we have locations across the United States and several internationally as well. With each new opening, the buzz around our company picks up. We’re now recognized as one of the fastest growing franchises in the restaurant industry. Our success in the industry is due to the dedications of our guests; we’re proud of the wide array of patrons who flock to our restaurants daily. We’re seeking Managers who are energetic and ready and want to grow with us as we expand.

Title of Position: Restaurant Corporate Franchise Trainer
Job Description: The Restaurant Corporate Trainer will implement effective training and coaching programs to improve the pipeline of talented hourly employees and management. He/She will work to keep team members and Managers engaged and enthused about the direction of our company. The person in this Restaurant Corporate Training role should know how to adapt and teach employees based on how they learn best. Our Restaurant Corporate Trainer will work with our franchisees in the Southeast to help improve their training programs along with certifying trainers within their franchise group. This person will ensure the consistency of our corporate training gets implemented at the franchise level.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Bonus potential
  • Benefits Package
  • Growth and Advancement opportunities


  • Minimum of 3-4 years current experience as a Field Trainer with a Full Service or Fast Casual Restaurant Concept
  • Experience with class-room and virtual training
  • Must be comfortable traveling in a designated region
  • Outstanding oral, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Hands-on with training and developing hourly employees
  • Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed

Apply Today - Restaurant Corporate Franchise Trainer in Birmingham, Alabama!

Benjamin O'Neal
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division

Benjamin started his career with a private, multiple concept restaurant group in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Moving up the ranks from Assistant Manager, he became Director of Operations of 16 full service, casual dining and fast casual restaurants for many years. Benjamin eventually sold his ownership in the company to marry and start a family.

Ben's career path took him to Papa John's Pizza, where he was a Regional Operations Director for five years, until he was presented with the opportunity to own his own restaurant. Ben took that leap, and within five years, his enterprise grew to four diversified concepts ranging from fast casual to a high-end steakhouse. After 6 successful years, Benjamin sold his restaurants in order to spend more time with his wife and growing son. But the itch was still there. Not long after he and his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama to begin a new journey there, Benjamin accepted a job as an Area Manager with Sonic Restaurants where he stayed for five years. Deciding he wanted to be his own boss again, he left Sonic and began consulting, working with operators of small to medium size restaurant groups to help them grow their businesses. He has worked with franchises such as SmashBurger, Tin Drum AsiaCafe, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Taco Bell, Arby's, Wendy's, McDonalds, Sonic, Applebee's, TGI Friday's, Fresno's Fresh, Grisanti's Italian, and Texas Steakhouse & Saloon to name a few.

Ben has always been known as a great "operator" but his greatest asset is his ability to build relationships between employers and employees that enable them to take the next step in achieving personal and professional success. At Gecko, this is our number one priority, which is why Benjamin is such a great fit for our team.

Benjamin, his wife Libby, and son Miles, live in Birmingham, Alabama. In his spare time he enjoys reading, golf and watching his son on his high school soccer and cross-country teams.
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