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Restaurant Managers

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
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Zip Code: 60409
Industry: All
Employer: Buffets
Job Tracking ID: 1377352297
Job Description:
Welcome to one of the most exciting times in Buffets, Inc. nearly thirty-five year history!
We are in the initial phases of a system-wide renovation designed to take our company
even further, even faster, than we have ever gone before.

Be a part of our bright future in Michigan City, IN!
Please visit our website BuffetsJobs.com to learn more and to apply for this excellent career opportunity!
Or you may apply directly to the Michigan City posting https://buffetsjobs.com/index.cfm?action=management.appProgress&requisitionID=1329

Always a dynamic organization, the Buffets, Inc. history is one that has brought together an impressive portfolio of brands including Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Ryan's Grill, Buffet and Bakery and Fire Mountain Restaurants. Today we are proud to say that our teams provide family-friendly dining experiences in over 350 restaurants across the continental United States. In fact, as one of the nation's largest buffet restaurant companies, we employ more than 20,000 team members who serve around 113 million guests every year.

If you have a passion for the food service industry, there is no better place to build a career than with us!
Our level of respect and unique culture has become a way of life and the reason for our continued success.

For more information about our company please visit our website via the Buffets, Inc. Newsroom! news.buffet.com

Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: Hourly and competitive

Restaurant Jobs Description


The most important factor to consider when hiring a cook is experience. Preferably, experience in the style of food you will be serving. Cooking candidates should express an enthusiasm for the food you plan to serve. If a cook is professionally trained, be sure that they can handle the speed of a busy kitchen as well as produce delicious dishes. Food safety, such as a Serve Safe certification is also a plus. While cooks don’t need to be as personable as the wait staff or hostess, they should be someone who can work as part of team and be reasonably polite.

Wait Staff

If you are expecting a high paced, quick turnover rate each day, you need someone who can move fast. However, if the view of your restaurant is quiet, intimate, and slow-paced, such as fine dining, then you need someone who is comfortable that type of atmosphere. When interviewing for wait staff positions, ask each candidate what their strengths are. A server should be knowledgeable of the type of food you serve, as well as have a basic familiarity of wine and mixed drinks.


The general job of a restaurant host is to meet, greet, and seat customers. Therefore it is an excellent entry-level job for someone without a lot of restaurant experience (or any). The host should be friendly and courteous, and also know how to handle rushes, waiting lines. A host should be an organized person who is comfortable multi-tasking.


This position is often tops on the front-of-the house job ladder. To be a great bartender (and that is the only type you should hire) a person must have a wide knowledge of mixed drinks, be friendly to both customers and staff and be a good listener. Great bartenders can give quality, attentive service to their own customers, while still getting the staff their drinks. Honesty is another important requirement. The bartender handles a lot of cash each shift and you need to be able to trust that he or she will not siphon any off the top.


This is usually an entry-level position in the business. While dishwashing isn't the most desirable job in a restaurant, it is one of the most important. It's always a good idea to be a little nicer to your dishwashers-- give them a free meal or a tip after a particularly busy night to keep them from walking off in the middle of a shift. Because, if they walk, there is a good chance the owner may have to finish the job! If an employee can stick out a few months in the dish pit, then they are worth bringing up through the ranks, since nothing else will help build character the way dishwashing does.

Busboy (also referred to as a Busser)

Often, the first promotion a dishwasher gets is to busboy. This position is ideal for a high school student. The busboy is a gopher of sorts. His main job is to bus the dining room tables, however he can be conscripted by the cooks to fetch ingredients that are running low, or by wait staff to help make desserts or salads. The bartender may have a busser restock his coolers, if he doesn't have his own bar-back. Bussing positions are an excellent way to gain exposure to all parts of the restaurant business, and a good transition to either a front of the house or back of the house position.