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General Manager

Company: Sonic
Location: Decatur
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Restaurant General Manager

The Job:
As a SONIC Drive-In General Manager, you are responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the Drive-In to provide quality food in a clean, safe, and efficient manner so that guests will have an enjoyable experience at the Sonic Drive-In. As the highest management position within the Drive-In, you are accountable for the Drive-In and its operations. Responsibilities include:

Hiring, training, managing, supervising, directing, and developing Great People ready to serve a SuperSONIC experience to every guest
Demonstrating a Fair, Firm, Fun leadership approach, and leading by example
Managing a profit and loss statement to exceed expectations every week, month, and year
Swiftly resolving employee concerns with a thoughtful approach
Celebrating team successes and coaching for better performance
Setting expectations and providing clear and continuous feedback
Creating an upbeat positive atmosphere during the shift that makes work fun
Helping employees understand the big picture and their role by sharing the "why" behind tasks
Understanding how to use metrics to evaluate Drive-In performance and make necessary improvements
Getting out in the community, making a difference, and growing sales for your Drive-In and the brand
Maintaining and enforcing SONIC safety and sanitation standards
Relentlessly complying with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations

What You'll Need:
Prior management experience; restaurant or retail industry highly preferred (subject to franchise discretion)
High standards for self and the team
Positive attitude, especially during rushes or stressful situations
Resiliency - trying different approaches to solve a problem; working to get better every day
Eagerness to learn and grow professionally and personally
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks accordingly
Excellent leadership and communication skills
Associate's degree in Business or related field preferred (subject to franchise discretion)
Willingness to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays

The Fine Print:
As required by applicable law, SONIC Drive-In franchise organizations will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional General Manager Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Advanced studies in business, restaurant management or related fields are preferred
Minimum of two (2) years of restaurant management experience (QSR preferred), experience running shifts without supervision
Required to work a minimum 5 day workweek with 4 closing shifts (or 4 day workweek guaranteed) including irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays
Knowledge of recruiting, interviewing and selection practices
Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations
Leadership and supervisory practices and skills; effective verbal and written communication skills
Basic accounting and computer skills
Ability to follow directions and work with autonomy once given directions; ability to multi-task and successfully solve problems
Problem solving, decision-making and conflict-resolution skills
Willingness to abide by the appearance, uniform and hygiene standards at SONIC

Sure, classic cars and vintage threads may be things of the past, but the Sonic Drive-In experience will always be groovy, right on, awesome, wicked, fab, the bee's knees, cruisin' . . . you get the picture! It's downright sensational!!

All that's missing is you, so APPLY TODAY!

SONIC and its independent franchise owners are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Keywords: Sonic, Decatur , General Manager, Executive , Decatur, Alabama

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