El Torito General Manager

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  • El Torito General Manager


    5 Monarch Bay Drive
    San Leandro

    Restaurant - Food Service, Hospitality - Hotel

    Degrees Required:
    Not Specified

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    • At least three to five years of general management experience in a full service, high volume environment
    • Experience with a corporate restaurant preferred
    • Possess strong leadership, development, communication and management skills
    • Well-versed and comfortable with the operations of a casual dining establishment
    • Highly organized and efficient with time management

    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is desirable but not essential

    • Proficient in the following dimensions of restaurant functions: food planning and

      preparation, purchasing, sanitation, security, company policies and procedures,

      personnel management, recordkeeping, and preparation of reports.


    Working at Real Mex Restaurants is much more than a job; it’s joining a family.  Our goal is to find people who are passionate about genuine hospitality. Our guests are our number one priority and we constantly strive to make every dining experience extraordinary, but of course, we can’t accomplish this without great people.  We’re searching for trendsetters, pioneers and tastemakers. We want people who don’t do a thing without passion and take pride in leaving our guests wanting for nothing. It’s not about serving food and drinks; it’s about serving guests and creating emotional connections to earn their loyalty.  And although we are known as the authority in Mexican Food, it’s our people who make us truly stand out from everyone else in the industry.


    Our difference is in the details…from the way we slice our limes to the music we play - it’s the unexpected delights and the random acts of kindness that keep our guests coming back. If our guests are compelled to comment and tell their friends about their experience dining with us, then we have done it right.  We want them to leave our restaurants feeling great about themselves.


    When you work at Real Mex, you’re fulfilling a promise to make each guest feel valued and truly understand that nothing in the world matters more than the guest you are serving at that moment. If you possess the passion and experience to take the iconic Real Mex brands to the next level, we want to hear from you.


    With 80+ company-owned and operated restaurants, as well as 12 franchised restaurants, Real Mex Restaurants is one of the largest full-service Mexican restaurant operators in the United States. Headquartered in Cypress, California, our portfolio of brands includes: 


    • El Torito is the authority in Mexican Food. With its warm Hacienda-feel and delicious, authentic food, El Torito is the perfect place to bring your family.


    • Chevys Fresh Mex is Mexican food “unchained;" operating more like an “indie" restaurant that is fun, irreverent and always fresh.


    • Acapulco is an everyday escape to the Mexican Riviera. It’s that “hidden gem" dining experience that transports you to the city of which it was named after. 


    • El Torito Grill is starting a “Mexican Revolution" by pushing the boundaries of traditional Mexican food with creative innovations. 


    • Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, California, and Sinigual in New York City are the ideal locations for two of the most iconic contemporary Mexican restaurants. 


    We are currently looking for a General Manager to represent the El Torito brand. The ideal General Manager will lead and inspire staff, be highly organized and most importantly, ensure that all guests have an outstanding experience. This person will report directly to the Regional Director.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Oversee and manage all areas of the restaurant and make final decisions on

    matters of importance.

    • Adhere to company standards and service levels to increase sales and

    minimize costs, including food, beverage, supply, utility and labor costs.

    • Responsible for ensuring that all financial (invoices, reporting) and

    personnel/payroll related administrative duties are completed accurately, on time

    and in accordance with company policies and procedures.

    • Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance

    of kitchen and dining areas. Ensure compliance with operational standards,

    company policies, federal/state/local laws, and ordinances.

    • Responsible for ensuring consistent high quality of food preparation and service.
    • Maintain professional restaurant image, including restaurant cleanliness, proper

    uniforms, and appearance standards.

    • Ensure positive guest service in all areas. Respond to complaints, taking all appropriate actions to turn dissatisfied guests into return guests.
    • Ensure that proper security procedures are in place to protect employees,

      guests and company assets.

    • Ensure a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and

      accidents. Completes accident reports promptly when a guest or

      employee is injured.

    • Manage shifts which include: daily decision making, scheduling, planning while

      upholding standards, product quality and cleanliness.

    •  Investigate and resolve complaints concerning food quality and service.

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