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Restaurant Manager In Training

Top10 Restaurant SRQ Sarasota, FL

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Rare Opportunity: Established and well-regarded restaurant searching for those who want to enhance their lives!
Are you a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual looking to be part of a well-compensated growth team? Do you value the hard work you and your team do and strive for excellence? If so, this opportunity may be for you. We are seeking an intelligent, honest, hard-working thinker to be a future leader in our company.

Although you’ll start in an entry level management position (MIT), should you be who you say you are, within three years, you will either:
  • Be in senior management in a large, fast growing restaurant group, or
  • Gain an equity position (ownership) in an operation as well as having a key leadership position, or
  • Partner with us in opening your restaurant
Where we are: There is lots to do in one of the nicest locations in the US (now "Top 100" in Time Magazine's World's Greatest Places). Sarasota is between Tampa and Naples on the Gulf Coast of FL and is known for being the "Air-Conditioned City" as there is nearly always a breeze - the air doesn't stagnate. The highs rarely exceed 90 in the summer and the lows rarely below 50 in the winter. The least amount of sunlight you will get is 10.5 hours in that "cold" winter and in the summer, daylight approaches 14 hours.

There is always something to do year-round outside. Sarasota has one of the US's annually ranked best beaches, Siesta Key (not to mention Lido, Longboat, Casey Key, St. Armand’s Circle, historic and fun downtown, etc.) and some of the nicest bays, rivers, and fishing around. Plus, being only 35 minutes south of St. Pete/Clearwater or 45 minutes from Tampa, you and your family can be entertained with a variety of museums, attractions, theme-parks, and sports teams (Hockey, Football and Baseball records, all in 2020, are worth a look if you're not up to date!)

Who we are: An award-winning restaurant, located in beautiful Sarasota, FL with plans for continued growth and expansion. Our restaurant is highly ranked and performs amongst the highest in the industry in revenue per square foot. Founded by a business leader, who was responsible for creating or launching eight nationally known brands in multiple industries, there are not any limits to what you can achieve here. We desire to continue this legacy and have a plan to grow into new segments and locations and desire special people to go there with us. These businesses all started small and grew to be amongst the largest of their kinds in their respective industries.

What you offer: During your time as the MIT, you will serve in many different positions, always advancing. You will enter (regardless of experience) at an entry-level management role and advance every 4-6 months from there. You will learn, not only the details of operating a service business daily, but, marketing, community relations, customer life care, successful management, recruiting, training, buying, sales, vendor relationships, market expansion, restaurant openings, public relations, internet reputation, space build-out and much more.

It will not be easy, but, if you are successful, you will remember this ad as the day your life changed for the better, forever.

There is one catch... we are a true meritocracy. This means earnings, opportunity and equity are provided to those who deliver what they promise. We have learned experience and education matter greatly, but most never learn the secrets of true success and only do what are industry “standards”. We have a comprehensive program to take you through all aspects of our business and prepare you to lead and succeed. Here is what we need from you:
  • Have a willingness to learn.
  • Have desire to succeed financially.
  • Take pride in the work you do.
  • Be caring and want to serve your customers and subordinates above their expectations.
  • Be honest and have integrity.
  • Can think through and solve problems.
  • Be willing to “pay the price” to succeed.
  • Restaurant management experience or education is a plus, not required
  • Will evidence yourself on the front-line.
  • You recognize: "To get what I have not had, I must do what I have not done."
What we offer:
  • Market salary with large bonus opportunities.
  • Work in an environment where customer satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • Vacation/PTO policy.
  • Health Insurance contribution.
  • Independently owned with an adventurous spirit.
  • Strong culture of advancement from within.
  • Possible to earn equity in existing, or equity partnership in your concept, upon meeting set and agreed upon objectives.
  • Earn access to the founder, brain trust, capital, and future opportunities.
  • Starting pay is $38,000-$42,000, plus bonus opportunities.
Key Tasks: 
  • Deploy in roles as directed by leadership including, but not limited to, working as: hosts, servers, bartenders, bussers, cooks, expos, floor managers, marketers, managers, etc. as you progress.
  • Execute (and enhance to your desire) ownership’s strategic plan.
  • Recruit, train and ensure staffing levels are met and managed.
  • Provide respectful oversight and continual development opportunities to staff.
  • Ensure professional management standards are adhered to.
  • When you achieve a leadership position, set and execute or beat budget.
  • Ensure the operation’s business continuity.
Our business requires long hours, great personality, desire to serve others and pride in what we do. In a very short period, our restaurant has won great recognition, awards and is in the top 10 of ~700 restaurants in Sarasota. This is not a coincidence. In fact, all our founder's companies started small and became highly regarded, award-winning national businesses surpassing most other competitors. We have laid the foundation for phenomenal growth. Come and join us in the adventure.

If you're the person described above and want this opportunity, please apply. We can't wait to meet you!

When you apply, in the subject line or cover letter, be sure you reference “once in a lifetime." Please tell us about what motivates you and how that motivation helped you in an accomplishment. This can be in any area of your life. Be as creative as you wish.

ps: If you made it this far, congrats; you may have what it takes! Our current GM entered this MIT program just over 2 years ago. This person served in all the roles, delivered exceptional results and was everything they said they were... and have already earned ownership. Their plan includes finding you to continue the growth and success. Perhaps you'll do the same one day!

Top10 Restaurant SRQ


Sarasota, FL
34236 USA



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