Restaurant General Manager - Energetic Concept
952 Rainbow Dr., Gadsden, AL 35901 Gadsden, AL 35901 US
Restaurant General Manager
Casual Theme - Industry Leader
For 35 years, our concept has become THE place to gather. Whether it's for a birthday celebration or to watch a sporting event, we re there for our guests. Our food delivers a kick, challenging our guests taste buds. Over time, our menu has evolved to include more options to satisfy all guests. We feature a large selection of spirits and beers; many of our restaurants are able to highlight local craft beers and become actively involved in the community. Over the past several years we've grown out from the Midwest into one of the largest Full Service concepts in the industry. We have plans to expand internationally along with reinvesting in our current restaurants.
Title of Position: Restaurant General Manager
Job Description: The Restaurant General Manager provides leadership and inspiration to make sure all managers and team members are guest-focused, team-focused and community connected. The Restaurant General Manager will be required to exercise understanding of restaurant operations, manage staff resources, provide guidance, develop and coach managers and improve sales, revenue and operating standards. The Restaurant General Manager will preserve sensitive information, abide by and enforce company policies, programs, and compliance concerns along with overseeing the human resource function in the restaurant ensuring recruitment, selection, orientation, coaching, scheduling and performance.
- Minimum of 2+ years current experience as a Restaurant General Manager in a high volume (over $2m per year in sales) Full Service concept
- Late night bar background a huge plus
- A stable work history - no more than two jobs in the previous five years
- Ability to increase sales and build rapport in the community
- Outstanding leadership, communication, and organizational skills
- Hands-on with hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
- Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
- Restaurant general manager candidates must be proficient with financials (P&L's, inventory, food/labor cost, etc.)
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Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division
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.