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General Manager

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Location: Decatur, AL

Pay: $40,000.00 - $55,000.00 /Year

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Job Description

It’s the dream job you never have to wake up from. At SONIC, you’ll whistle while you work, gaining a sense of accomplishment along the way. You’ll interact with fantastic people, earn great pay, sport a cool uniform.


As a SONIC Drive-In restaurant General Manager, you are indeed a general—leading your troops in a never-ending campaign to give America an infinitely more delicious food service experience. You will be involved in training and supporting drive-in restaurant employees, ensuring that food is delivered in a clean, safe and efficient manner and our customers have an excellent experience.

Essential General Manager restaurant job duties are listed below:

Ÿ  Manages, trains, monitors and coaches Crew/ Team members, Carhops and Skating Carhops

Ÿ  Directs and assigns drive-in restaurant employees as needed to ensure all aspects of food service meet operational standards

Ÿ  Adheres to and monitors employee compliance of the drive-in employee handbook, policies and practices

Ÿ  Performs restaurant opening and/or closing duties

Ÿ  Prepares employee work schedules; monitors and makes appropriate adjustments to restaurant staffing levels

Ÿ  Monitors and maintains restaurant inventory levels. Places orders for food, paper and other supplies within cost control procedures

Ÿ  Completes and maintains all drive-in restaurant employment related records and payroll records

Ÿ  Reinforces a customer service mentality and ensures all employees are focused on serving the customer at all times.

Ÿ  Immediately and respectfully resolves guest requests. Reports guest complaints to immediate supervisor and assists in resolving such complaints

Ÿ  Interview and hire restaurant crew and management team members to achieve proper staffing levels

Ÿ  Prepare all necessary operational reports. Develop appropriate action plans to resolve unfavorable financial and/or sales trends

Ÿ  Develop and implement a marketing plan

Job Requirements

Additional General Manager Requirements:

Ÿ  High school diploma or equivalent required. Advanced studies in business, restaurant management or related fields are preferred

Ÿ  Minimum of two (2) years of restaurant management experience (QSR preferred), experience running shifts without supervision

Ÿ  Required to work a minimum 5 day workweek with 4 closing shifts (or 4 day workweek guaranteed) including irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays

Ÿ  Knowledge of recruiting, interviewing and selection practices

Ÿ  Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations

Ÿ  Leadership and supervisory practices and skills; effective verbal and written communication skills

Ÿ  Basic accounting and computer skills

Ÿ  Ability to follow directions and work with autonomy once given directions; ability to multi-task and successfully solve problems

Ÿ  Problem solving, decision-making and conflict-resolution skills

Ÿ  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.