Restaurant General Manager - Pressing Need

Montgomery, AL 36104 US

Posted: 11/09/2018 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Restaurant Division (Restaurants) Job ID: 43BO076 Salary: $50,000 - $55,000

Restaurant General Manager
Now Hiring in Montgomery!

Our founders opened their first restaurant over 40 years ago to accommodate their outside the box ideas. They saw cooking as an art form, and wanted to bring their creations to the public. Since our first location in the South, we’ve expanded to nearly 200 stores across the United States with more on the way. Each of our locations encompasses pieces of the local community to differentiate ourselves from some of the other cookie-cutter full service chains out there. The reason for our success is keeping it simple; people like great food and the occasional drink to go with it, and we have prided ourselves in upholding our high standards for what our guests are served.

Title of Position: Restaurant General Manager
Job Description:
The Restaurant General Manager works as the leader of the Restaurant Management Team. This Restaurant General Manager will plan, direct and coordinate the operations of the restaurant while adhering to the company absolutes; determining leadership, embracing passionate people, always serving the perfect food and perfect beverage, creating our crave able experience, maintaining a sanitary, safe, and spotlessly clean restaurant. The Restaurant General Manager will assess staffing needs and recruit staff, monitor purchasing, storage preparation, cooking, handling and serving of all food and beverage products to ensure correct recipe, portion, and specific standards. The Restaurant General Manager will also organize and direct training programs within the restaurant act as a support system for all areas of the restaurant and ensure the highest quality levels of products and hospitality.


  • Minimum of 3+ years current experience as a Restaurant General Manager in a high volume (over $2m per year in sales) Full Service 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
  • Must be proficient with financials (P&L's, inventory, food/labor cost, etc.)

Apply Now - Restaurant General Manager located in Montgomery, 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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