Restaurant General Manager - Hiring Today

West Des Moines, IA 50266 US

Posted: 11/29/2018 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Restaurant Division (Restaurants) Job ID: 41TGia234 Salary: $45,000 - $50,000

Restaurant General Manager
Stable and Expanding Concept

We started off with humble beginnings, serving sandwiches to guests at our retail store in the Midwest. As time went on, our secret started to spread, and we soon opened a separate restaurant. One location became two, two became three, and in the 40 years since we have surged past 400 locations! We pride ourselves in the same thing now as we did back in the 70’s: providing our guests fresh meals and focusing on using the highest quality ingredients. Our guests can count on us for delicious meals and can taste the difference between us and our competitors. 

Title of Position: Restaurant General Manager
Job Description:
  Our Restaurant General Manager will create a fun and relaxing environment for both our guests and Team Members. We use the finest quality ingredients, preparing each dish with care and presenting that dish with pride to each guest, each and every time. The Restaurant  General Manager will be accountable for embracing and promoting our culture, making certain Team Members provide the best possible customer service and will serve as an ambassador for our brand, through solid leadership and a contagious positive attitude. The Restaurant  General Manager will be able to balance this with their administrative duties, handling the finances and P&L of the restaurant, building sales and profits through advertising and marketing.


  • Minimum of 2+ years current experience as a Restaurant General Manager in a high volume (over $2m per year in sales) concept
  • A stable work history - no more than two jobs in the previous five years
  • Ability to increase sales and build rapport in the community
  • Strong 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.)

Apply Now - Restaurant General Manager located in Des Moines, Iowa!

Tara Gates, CPC
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division

Tara Gates joined the Gecko Hospitality team as a Restaurant Recruiter in 2014.  As a Recruiter, Tara has been very successful in connecting top talent candidates with successful corporate restaurants. She has mastered the craft of engaging candidates on a personal level, coordinating interviews with the clients, as well as determining the hiring needs and fulfilling the position with candidates that excel expectations set forth by the client. She attributes this to her 20+ years of experience managing different types of restaurant settings from privately owned upscale facilities, banquet, to casual corporate environments.

In addition to being a Recruiter, Tara is an adventurous risk taker and thrill seeker and has a passion for living on the edge. She enjoys four wheeling, rock climbing, white water rafting and traveling. Tara attended Penn State University and was an All Star Track and Cross Country runner.

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