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Restaurant General Manager - Family Friendly Restaurant | Great Bonus potential

Dubuque, IA 52001

Posted: 06/19/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1704958 Salary: 58k/year - 63k/year State/Province: IA

Job Description

Restaurant General Manager

Unique Casual Concept

No late nights

Dubuque, IA

Salary $58k-$63k


Looking for a highly interactive Restaurant General Manager position? We’re looking for people who are committed to creating a great customer service environment to our Dubuque, IA restaurant. If you love bringing smiles to guests’ faces while they enjoy their meal, this could be the right job for you! This position needs to be filled quickly, apply today for the Restaurant General Manager job in Dubuque, IA


We're quickly changing the old notions of full-service dining. Guests create their own meal and watch it cook right in front of them! Guests come to our restaurant time and time again and enjoy a different, unique dish every time. Making lunch or dinner isn’t just a meal, but an experience truly your own. We have become one of the fastest growing chains in the industry, expanding from the Midwest, and we continue to grow across the country. 

Title of Position: Restaurant General Manager

The Restaurant General Manager (GM) must bring a positive attitude to work every day and set high standards for everyone on their team. Our restaurant general manager must be able to delegate with enthusiasm, promote new ideas and fresh perspective. Interpersonal skills and guest relations will be required to handle and resolve staff and guest conflicts effectively. The restaurant general manager will know how to create a strong and efficient team and guide them towards our common goals of exceptional customer service and consistent culinary excellence. The restaurant general manager (GM) must be able to balance their administrative obligations, handling the finances and P&L of the restaurant, while building sales and profits through marketing and advertising.


  • Industry competitive salary
  • Medical / Dental / Vision insurance packages
  • 401(k)
  • Long / Short Term disability
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick time
  • Performance based bonus structure


  • Minimum of 2+ years current experience as a Restaurant General Manager in a high volume (over $2m per year in sales) full service or fast casual concept
  • Ability to increase sales and build rapport in the community is a vital part of the Restaurant General Manager role
  • The GM must show strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Hands-on experience 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.)


Send your resume today for this Restaurant General Manager position in Dubuque, IA to jcameron@geckohospitality.com to apply today!

Meet Your Recruiter

Marty Tarabar

Marty Tarabar is a Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for 7 states. starting with Gecko in 2005, Marty has forged relationships with candidates and clients, connecting their needs and visions. He has brought on, trained and developed a strong team of recruiters to support his franchise territories.

Marty started dishwashing at the local diner was his way of financing his many travels. As a Boy Scout, Marty traveled to Japan, Israel and across the United States twice before the age of 17. Starting as a fry cook while in college, he went on to work for regional and national restaurant groups as a General Manager, Training General Manager and a District Manager. Marty also worked as a Food Service Manager for Genuardi Family Markets, a division of Safeway.

As a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, he’s done seminars for restaurant owners across the state.

After many years on the road, Marty and his wife, Jill, settled in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they are enjoying the life of empty nesters.  He enjoys trips to see his grandson in the St Louis area and helps his wife at Fine Arts and Craft Shows to support her stained-glass business.

Since leaving operations Marty has much more time to devote to many activities with his synagogue and home improvement projects. He is a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor (over 80 pints donated so far) and regularly volunteers his cooking skills for charitable events.

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