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General Manager, Restaurant Manager

Palo Alto, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Now Hiring General Manager and Restaurant Manager
GM – Starting at $75,000 – $85,000/yr. based on experience.
RM – Starting at $65,000 – $75,000/yr. based on experience.

Be a part of something revolutionary!

Sweetgreen is a destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food — we’re building healthier communities by connecting people with real food. Our food is delicious, healthy, and transparent, and we work with small + midsize farmers who think sustainability and grow great food.

General Manager (Head Coach) Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in restaurant management
  • Experience in fast casual restaurant chains (preferred)
  • Managed and developed 25+ team members per shift
  • P&L, COGS, Developing Budgets, Financial Planning and Strategy, Decision Making, Process Improvement, Strategic Planning, Labor/Scheduling, Training & Team Development, Quality Focus
  • Experience in Food Safety + Planning
  • Regional Manager’s Food Safety Certification required (ServSafe Manager’s Certification)
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks such as food, beverage + labor cost while maintaining required standards of operation in daily restaurant activities

Restaurant Manager (Assistant Coach) Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ in a restaurant management role
  • Experience in fast casual restaurant chains (preferred)
  • Managed and developed 25+ team members per shift
  • A can-do work ethic and the ability to take initiative on projects.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and build an efficient team in a fast-paced environment. Ability to champion a strong understanding and appreciation of local and organic products and reinforce this understanding to their team.
  • Strong leadership behaviors, approachability, and a reputation as role model.

What you’ll get (Head Coach and Assistant Coach):

  • Competitive pay + 20% bonus plan potential (based on sales + prime costs),
    + Stock options
    - Head Coach/General Manager
  • Competitive pay + 15% bonus plan potential (based on sales + prime costs)
    - Assistant Coach/Restaurant Manager
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Vacation + Wellness time
  • Holiday Premium pay
  • 5 month paid parental leave*
  • 401k*
  • Company paid Life, STD + LTD Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Community Service Impact Hours
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Family Fund - an employee-donated pool of funds to support fellow Sweetgreen employees in the event of unforeseen hardship
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Complimentary Sweetgreen
  • Flexible scheduling because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • Free Sweetgreen swag through our ‘Shades of Green’ tenure program

*depending on eligibility

Come join the sweetlife!

Sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.



Palo Alto, CA
94301 USA



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