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Hospitality Manager

Wichita, KS
  • Over a month ago
  • $45,000 to $55,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Hospitality Manager - Applebee’s

Thrive Restaurant Group is a family-owned restaurant company that’s been in business for over 50 years, and we’re looking for the next member of our family. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of the people we serve and the communities in which we live. If you want to work in a fun family atmosphere and are interested in learning business, leadership, and hospitality, this is the place for you.

In Applebee’s, we’re known as Legacy Apple. Applebee’s has become synonymous with the neighborhood, which inspires us to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve, not just a great place to eat. Whether we’re helping save a high school prom, or raising money for children battling cancer, we’ve given over $5 million to strengthen the lives and relationships in our communities. Our guiding value is “Be a Good Neighbor”.

Role: Hospitality Manager

Invitation: To make a difference by loving people through the creation of a work environment that helps them do their best work and become their natural best selves. As the hospitality manager, you are responsible for selecting, developing, and leading the hospitality team to care for each other and guests creating an outstanding guest experience resulting in a profitable operation, and healthy work culture.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties

●      Lead and oversee the operation of the restaurant dining room

●      Recruit, lead, train, and develop the hospitality team to mastery of their roles (supervisors, trainers, bartenders, servers, hosts)

●      Deploy strategies, training, coaching and contests to improve selling skills and the guest experience

●      Actively lead by providing vision, coaching, and feedback around the guest experience

●      Foster team cohesiveness and positive team working environment

●      Organize and direct worker training programs including regularly reviewing guest experience training to ensure continual excellent customer experience

●      Oversee opening and closing activities

●      Direct activities of hourly employees

●      Ensure excellent customer service

●      Ensure cleanliness and sanitation

●      Ensure compliance with all health, safety, and hygiene standards and policies

●      Ensure compliance with all security procedures

●      Ensure compliance with all alcoholic beverage regulations

●      Provide and ensure friendly and efficient guest service

●      Work closely with Kitchen Manager and General Manager to ensure seamless customer service

●      Monitor and assist with host, server, and bartender duties during peak times to expedite service

●      Monitor food and beverage delivery methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is delivered and presented according to standards

●      Investigate and resolve guest complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations

●      Coordinate assignments of hosts, servers, and server assistants to ensure economical use of labor and timely performance of all FOH activities

●      Inventory and maintain adequate levels of FOH service items

●      Manage cost of labor and productivity

●      Schedule FOH staff hours

●      Resolve personnel problems including, but not limited to issues such as tardiness, cell phones, language, attitude, dress code

●      Manage Human Resource function of the restaurant, including compliance with company, state and federal regulations

●      Evaluate employee performance

●      Give feedback on employee performance

●      Oversee all site operations as needed

●      Review work procedures and operational problems to determine ways to improve service, performance, or safety

●      Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities

●      Explore opportunities to add value and make a difference through job accomplishments

●      Learn and train about restaurant management by updating job knowledge through participation in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

●      Explore opportunities to add value and make a difference through job accomplishments

●      Perform manual service or maintenance tasks as needed

●      Perform administrative and accounting duties according to standard company policy

●      Direct facility maintenance or repair activities

●      Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies

●      People-first Orientation

●      Developing Talent

●      Guest Service

●      Interpersonal Influence

●      Problem Solving/Decision Making

●      Execution of Brand Mindsets and Standards

●      Leading by Example

●      Operations Knowledge and Analysis

●      Planning, Executing and Results Orientation

●      Managing Performance

●      Staffing and Development

●      Managing Relationships

●      Passion for Serving Others

●      Integrity and Personal Ownership

●      Self Management

Required Qualifications

●      High School Diploma

●      No minimum level of professional certification

●      Previous kitchen management experience in a casual dining restaurant

●      Minimum one (1) years of experience in a supervisory role

●      Able to make decisions

●      Able to identify and resolve problems

●      Able to guide, direct, and motivate staff

●      Able to plan and prioritize tasks

●      Able to teach and train staff

●      Able to monitor processes, materials, and resources

●      Able to operate, repair, and maintain equipment

●      Able to perform administrative tasks

●      Knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices and regulations

●      Able to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment

 Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

●      Able to work and verbally communicate effectively with other team members

●      Able to engage the public in a positive manner

●      Able and willing to work with others as a team

●      Able to reach and bend and frequently lift up to 50 pounds

●      Able to exert fast-paced mobility between the dining room and kitchen for periods of up to 6 hours

●      Able to work in a standing position for long periods of up to 6 hours in length

●      Able to perform repetitive tasks with little or no break

●      Able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials

●      Able to work flexible schedules including evenings and weekends

●      Able to travel quarterly intervals to required management meetings and or training sessions

Key Performance Indicators

●      Your Own Leadership Health/Effectiveness

●      Hospitality Team Health/Effectiveness

●      Overall Health of the Restaurant Culture

●      Sales Growth

●      Traffic / Covers Change

●      Avg. Check / Counts Per Cover

●      COS - Total Var

●      COL - Service Productivity

●      Guest Feedback

●      Avg. Expo Time


Direct Reports: Hospitality supervisors, trainers, bartenders, servers, hosts

Thrive Restaurant Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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Wichita, KS



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